— • AARP, Senate President, Speaker of the House & Comptroller Discuss Implementation AARP Connecticut, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 17, to applaud that Connecticut is moving forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law by Governor Malloy in 2016 and is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The new …

— Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus AARP Connecticut is pleased to announce Peter F. Eder of Darien has been selected to receive the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious state volunteer award, for his outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community. The Andrus Award will be formally presented to Mr. Eder at a local ceremony in October. The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to …

— AARP members have an opportunity to secure seats to their favorite NYC Broadway Week show at a two-for-the-price-of-one deal through a special presale offer through August 16. The deal doesn’t end when the presale offer does though, as AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can still buy two tickets for the price of one for 2017 NYC Broadway Week – September 4-17 – until September 17. During NYC Broadway Week, September 4 -17, 2017, stop by the Official NYC …

— 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 …

— Best-selling Author & Subject of Movie Catch Me If You Can to Present September 27 In a joint collaboration, AARP Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Office of Continuing Education will host a free fraud prevention event featuring Frank W. Abagnale – one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents – on Wednesday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with an informational fair, followed by the main event at 7p.m. Abagnale, who has advised …

— AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Executive Order No.59, which orders the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to conduct a public resource assessment of the economic viability for the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear facilities. “AARP Connecticut applauds Governor Malloy’s Executive Order that directs DEEP and PURA …

— AARP Connecticut is pleased to welcome Mystic Seaport to the list of great places AARP members can save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Mystic Seaport, located in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut, brings the history of America and the sea to life amidst the ambiance of a seafaring village with homes, gardens, shops with craftsmen at work, and historic vessels. Enjoy a waterfront cruise, a visit to the …

— AARP Connecticut hosted a live Telephone Town Hall with guests Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and AARP Legislative Counsel David Certner on Monday, June 26, 2017. The informative and interactive discussion, moderated by AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan, focused on the impact that policy changes will have on the new healthcare bill in the Senate and included topics such as the potential cuts to Medicaid, effects on Connecticut seniors, and the senator’s plan to help caregivers. Audio of the …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Tuesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Entrepreneurial Center on the University’s campus. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions about working for …

— • Deadline to apply extended to July 15 • No idea too big or too small • Part of AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities initiative AARP is providing Connecticut residents with an opportunity to enhance their community and boost the quality of life for people of all ages with the AARP Community Challenge grant program. Want to make a playground intergenerational? Upgrade a public space? Host a street festival? The AARP Community Challenge will fund select projects to help build momentum in communities …