Stay Active in Retirement with Leadership Greater Hartford

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Volunteering – Guest Blog by Jane Torrey — “You’re retired? How do you keep busy?” Since retiring in 2012, I am asked this question and find it contains a challenge. How do I want to spend this next part of my life, while I’m still healthy, energetic, and curious? After spending a year catching up, “smelling the roses” and powering down to an energy level that felt right, I circled back to that question: could I keep this nice new balance …

Proposed Home Care Cuts Bad for Seniors

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Connecticut released the statement below from State Advocacy Director Claudio Gualtieri, in response to Governor Malloy’s proposed State Budget cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE) and Alzheimer’s Respite Program.  The Governor has proposed more than doubling the current cost-share for clients of the CHCPE from 7% to 15%, and closing access to Level 1 of the program for new clients, as well as cutting funding by more than $500,000 for the Respite care Program: “Increasing …

Go for the Gold at 2015 Connecticut Masters’ Games

Posted on 02/16/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing Calling all amateur athletes!  AARP is proud to help sponsor the 36th Annual Connecticut Masters’ Games, taking place on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, 2015 in New Britain, CT.  Registration is now open, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun and show us what you’ve got! Well over 1,500 amateur master athletes between the ages of 30 and 90 years old are expected to converge on the City of New Britain for their chance to …

‘The Age of Love’ Aims to Play Cupid This Valentine’s Day!

Posted on 02/9/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Events Just in time for Valentine’s Day! With the hashtag #NeverTooLateToDate, The Age of Love – a comic and poignant documentary about our lifelong search for love – launches across the country this February, with dozens of upcoming events and screenings being planned from Seattle to New York, including right here in Connecticut. The Age of Love offers a fresh perspective on older hearts as it follows the adventures of 30 seniors who sign up for a unique speed-dating event for …

Life Reimagined Series Part 4: It’s Time to Take Charge of Your Life

Posted on 02/5/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

By Kim Sirois Pita – Welcome back to the fourth in my series of six articles focused on reimagining your life. If you missed my earlier guest blogs, you can find the links to the articles at the end of this column. I have reflected. I have connected. I have explored. And now is the time to make some choices. These are the first four guideposts in the Life Reimagined process — reflect, connect, explore and choose. This “choice” step …

AARP Fraud Watch Warns Residents about Tax ID Theft and Scams

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy As part of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (Jan. 26-30) the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help Connecticut residents protect against tax scams, and identify the everyday behaviors that could put them at increased risk of ID theft. The national education effort includes a new video and tip sheet to help residents protect themselves and their hard-earned money. “Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide,” says AARP Fraud Watch volunteer Byron Peterson. “Two tax-related scams …