— AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Bethel resident Tia Murphy as its new Volunteer State President. Murphy, a volunteer with AARP Connecticut since 2010, worked for more than 30 years in the information technology, telecommunications, and cable and internet industries. Her wide-ranging experience includes leadership positions with AT&T, BellSouth, Mediacom, ClearSource and Commonwealth Communications. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan said, “Tia has the invaluable …

— Guest blog by Donna Fedus, Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses   It’s a scene that is replayed across the country – the world really – countless times every day: A person is telling a story to a group of middle-aged or older friends. After one too many asides, the storyteller loses the thread of the story, hesitates for a second and says, “I’m having a senior moment.” Everyone laughs to release the tension. It’s accepted in our culture to …

— From conversations on creating a secure financial future, to learning how to protect yourself against fraud, to discovering your “what’s next,” to gaining skills for a job search, and more,  AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout the state every month. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or emichalowski@aarp.org. Read about a …

—   The revolution to disrupt aging continues with additional stories, videos, photos and conversations so bookmark the page and visit often to join us! Note: a photo gallery from the Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging is below. Attendees of an AARP Connecticut, Borrow My Glasses and Quinnipiac University Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging event at the University’s North Haven campus on Tuesday, Sept. 27, went on a “revolutionary journey” without having to leave their …

— AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were at Central Connecticut State University today for a free Lunch & Learn AARP Fraud Watch Network: Inside the Mind of a Criminal forum. It was the third successful free AARP Connecticut community offering hosted by the Office of Continuing Education at CCSU this summer. An AARP Life Reimagined event kicked off the relationship on June 29 and was followed by one for Living Longer, Living Smarter on July 21. Check back soon for details …

— Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change. Our free Life Reimagined event at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) on Wednesday, June 29, will give you the tools and guidance needed to dust off a few dreams, and explore and discover your “What’s Next!” Attendees of the free 90-minute program, hosted by CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education, will work with our Life Reimagined Volunteer Guides, …

— AARP Life Reimagined – launched in 2014 as a program to assist people at any age navigate transitions, pursue their goals, dreams and purpose in life – will be at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) for a free checkup event hosted by The Office of Continuing Education on Wednesday, June 29, beginning at 6 p.m. The Life Reimagined Volunteer Guides will provide attendees with a 90-minute “Checkup” that includes a step-by-step process for exploring their “what’s next” in life: Rediscover …