— 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 …

— The following story was submitted by Donna Sciacca, community outreach and education manager for the American Liver Foundation’s Connecticut Division. She educates over 4,000 Connecticut residents each year about risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment options for liver disease. Sciacca has worked in the nonprofit health sector for over 20 years. Did you know that Baby Boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) are among the largest group of Americans discovering that they have Hepatitis C, a serious liver disease, …

— Dominion Resources, owners of the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut, has decided to resort to scare tactics in response to a story by the Connecticut Mirror that there is a lack of state legislative support for a bill that would provide the Virginia-based company with a special, ratepayer-subsidized, deal (Senate Bill 106). The legislation, as presented in public statements, would reclassify the power generated by the plant as renewable fuel, allowing Dominion to undercut the cost of other renewable …

— The below story is a special submission from Platform to Employment. It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The WorkPlace is Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Development Board. Platform to Employment (P2E), a nationally recognized program that is putting the long-term unemployed back to work has additional openings in classes beginning this spring. Funded by the state of Connecticut, there is no cost to participate in the program that …

— New survey results from AARP Connecticut show majority want financial disclosure and have concerns with state residents funding nuclear power plant subsidy According to a wide-ranging survey by AARP Research, a large majority of registered Connecticut voters want to ensure the state’s consumers will be protected from fully funding a proposed subsidy for a nuclear power plant that generates electricity for homes and businesses across multiple New England states. In addition, 87 percent of survey respondents feel Dominion Power – …