— Tia Murphy is the AARP Connecticut volunteer state president. She launched the “Travels with Tia” blog series as part of her presidential journey. She will travel around the state to meet dedicated AARP volunteers and have them show her what makes their corner of Connecticut a special and fantastic place to live. Torrington is not the first place I would think of to find world class professional artists living and working, but perhaps it should be. Why?  Well, turn to …

— The following story was submitted by Lindsay White, an advancement associate, grant writer for KNOX. KNOX, a key partner in improving the city of Hartford since its founding in 1966, was one of only 88 non-profit organizations in the United States to be selected as a first-ever AARP Community Challenge recipient. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of …

— The following post was submitted by Linda Avery, State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut. Are you looking for a “feel good” opportunity? An opportunity to help others in your community, while keeping your mind and body active and engaged at the same time? Then the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut is the answer! Even if you are interested, but on the fence, there are a variety of roles and tasks with the program that may …

— AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including at The Bushnell theater in Hartford. As part of a special offer, AARP members and their guests can save on select performances of two poplar shows at the theater in October: Les Misérables and School of Rock. AARP Members and their guests will receive a 10 percent discount for tickets to Les Misérables on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, …

— AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” AARP Members will enjoy $3 off Mystic Seaport admission (up to 4 per visit) …

— The following article was written and submitted by Sherry Ostrout, Government Initiatives, Connecticut Community Care   The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective aims to make healthy living a bit easier and more fun.  In doing so, The Collective has launched a website –http://www.cthealthyliving.org/ – which provides easy access and connection to interactive learning opportunities across the state known as Live Well and Aging Mastery Programs®. What Programs are right for you? Live Well Programs Evidence proves that these programs live up …

— I have always loved to travel. Day trips, Sunday drives, extended vacations to faraway places – all have an element of surprise, discovery, friendship and wonder that feeds something deep within me. Everywhere you turn in Connecticut, there is a place with something to offer, a nugget to make it special, especially when viewed thru my “fresh perspective glasses.” So this blog is right up my alley. My name is Tia Murphy and I am the AARP Connecticut volunteer state …

— By Ingrid Alvarez Hello! My name is Ingrid Alvarez and I am thrilled to share my blogging debut with all of you.  I am the State Director of Hispanic Federation in Connecticut.  Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF supports and works in the areas of health, education, philanthropy, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement, civil rights, and the environment. I am excited to share with you the inaugural FUERZAFEST Connecticut – the …

— 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 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 …