Get Engaged with Your Health! Attend 2015 Better Health Conference

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing If you care about your health and want to become a more engaged healthcare consumer, consider attending The Better Health: It’s Your Health, Take Charge Regional Conference on June 4th and 5th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.  This regional event will empower consumers throughout New England to better manage their health and engage in the healthcare system. Attendees will hear from both national and local healthcare experts and participate in interactive learning through exhibits showcasing state-of-the art consumer healthcare innovations. …

CT Companies Hiring at AARP Virtual Career Fair

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events | Money & Work AARP is holding a free virtual career fair on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET that can help put you in touch with companies that are hiring. Job search advice will also be available. 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 such as the Blue Buffalo Co., a pet food …

Life Reimagined Series Part 5: Deciding What to Take and What to Give

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Health & Wellbeing – Guest Blog by Kim Sirois Pita — Welcome back to the fifth in a series of six articles focused on reimagining your life. If you missed our previous guest blogs by Kim Sirois Pita, you can find links to her articles at the end of this column. Life transitions are not easy. They can throw you every which way, up and down and all around. Once you navigate successfully through transitions, you can look back with an amazing sense …

The Journey of Caregiving: A CPTV Town Hall Meeting

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Home & Family Family caregivers are the unsung heroes of Connecticut’s long-term care system. They provide billions of dollars annually in unpaid care, allowing their loved ones to remain at home and out of costly institutions. AARP is proud to partner with CPTV to make possible this one-hour live Town Hall Meeting that will bring together a panel of experts and caregivers, studio audience members and viewers to discuss how to plan for and navigate the challenges of caregiving and how the State …

Nominate an Outstanding Connecticut Volunteer for the 2015 AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Volunteering AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors an outstanding Connecticut volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus winner to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing. “AARP Connecticut is excited to shine a spotlight on state residents age 50 and over who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a …

New AARP Index Measures the ‘Livability’ of CT Communities

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources How livable is your city, town or neighborhood? Will it continue to have everything you need to live comfortably and remain independent as you age? AARP’s Public Policy Institute set out to help individuals answer those questions when they developed the new AARP Livability Index. The online tool is a first of its kind resource that allows individuals to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. Anyone can use the tool, including residents, policy makers …