AARP Connecticut Caregiver Resource Guide

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Caregiving | Local Resources Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it …

No More Shocking Utility Bills

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family By Beth Levine When Clay Zambo opened his December 2014 electric bill, he was rendered speechless. “I knew usage went up in the winter, but this was ridiculous,” he said. His November bill had been $265; December was more than $700. What happened? Zambo, 54, of Norwalk, had fallen prey to a variable-rate contract from a third-party electricity supplier, a practice AARP Connecticut is helping to shut down. Variable-rate contracts offer low teaser rates for a few months. Consumers sign …

Broadway Week Ticket Presale

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Uncategorized It’s ba-ack! The perennially popular Broadway Week presale event returns this week, presenting an exclusive 2-for-1 ticket buying opportunity for AARP members. Six days before the offer is made available to the general public, members will get the chance to buy tickets to some of the hottest shows participating in Broadway Week, Sept. 7-20, 2015. The presale is scheduled for Aug. 13-18, and participating shows include a wide variety of long-running productions and new releases, including Aladdin, Amazing Grace, An …

AARP, reSET Offering Social Enterprise Workshops in Connecticut

Posted on 08/9/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work — The following is a guest blog by Kate Emery, founder and CEO of reSET, The Social Enterprise Trust — Are you at a point in your life where you are yearning for more meaning and purpose in your work? Do you want to wake up each morning with a sense of enthusiasm and excitement about how your time and energy is spent attending to the issues you care about? Would you like to step back and clarify the gifts …

AARP Virtual Career Fair Set for September 22, 2015

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Money & Work AARP is holding it’s next Virtual Career Fair on September 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.  This live event offers you a great way to re-charge a job search, meet potential employers, get timely job search advice, and connect with other job seekers. The AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair will feature employers that have signed the Life Reimagined for Work pledge, which says they value experienced workers. Experienced job seekers can learn about job opportunities from local Connecticut employers …

Work and Save: AARP Offering Free Financial Security Talks in Connecticut

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age. We’re fighting to protect the Social Security benefits you’ve earned and to ensure every American worker is treated fairly on the job, regardless of age. We’re also giving you free and unbiased information to help you plan, work and save for retirement.  Here in Connecticut, we’re offering local talks with state residents, civic and community organizations …