Another Valuable Resource in the Job Hunt

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-05T10:43:43+00:00">June 5, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Guest post by Bernie Weiss, Vice President, Seniors Job Bank   Anyone looking for a job or seeking to change careers knows the difficulty of finding fulfilling work. If you are age 50 or over, you know how much more difficult it can be. The average length of unemployment for 55+ jobseekers is about 50 weeks, compared to 34 weeks for younger jobseekers. Most 50 and over individuals in the United States are vibrant, dedicated and knowledgeable. They are a …

Nuevas herramientas para hogares inteligentes ayudan a los adultos mayores a permanecer en sus hogares

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-30T12:05:49+00:00">May 30, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

por Kristopher Thompson Kristopher Thompson está capacitado como especialista certificado en envejecimiento en el lugar (CAPS). Investiga, implementa y demuestra las nuevas tecnologías para los hogares inteligentes del NEAT Center. Kristopher tiene formación académica y profesional en tecnologías de la información e informática, y cuenta con un título en ciencias aplicadas/redes informáticas. Las nuevas herramientas de los hogares inteligentes proporcionan un nivel único de apoyo y acceso al mundo para las personas de 50 años o más, y pueden ser …

New Smart Home Tools Can be a Lifeline

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-30T12:03:16+00:00">May 30, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

By Kristopher Thompson Kristopher Thompson, CAPS is trained as an NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist. He researches, implements, and demonstrates new technologies for the NEAT Center Smart Home. Kristopher has an educational and professional background in information technologies and Computer Science, and he holds a degree in Applied Science/Computer Networking. New smart home tools are able to provide a unique level of support and access to the world for people 50 and over, and they can be the lifeline …

Connecticut Saves

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-24T14:49:00+00:00">May 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-25T12:59:12+00:00">May 25, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Continued Progress towards Launch of Connecticut Retirement Security Program The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority Board continues to make steady progress towards the phased rollout of the new Connecticut Retirement Security Program, a program created to help small businesses provide employees with an easy way to save for retirement at work. The program requires all Connecticut businesses of five or more employees with no pension or 401 K plan to allow employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions into private …

Working to Enhance the Lives of Connecticut Residents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-16T14:04:04+00:00">May 16, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

Advocacy, local lifestyle offerings, adult learning and community service are several of the outreach efforts needed to successfully enhance the quality of life for all as they age. As part of a multifaceted approach, AARP Connecticut is on the frontline advocating around issues such as Social Security, family caregiving services and supports, financial security, protection against unfair utility rate increases, safe driving programs, how to guard against fraud, and many more. In the community, we offer a variety of programs …

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2018 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-09T15:17:36+00:00">May 9, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

• AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing • Nomination deadline is June 1 Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 1, so …

Women in Manufacturing: Pointing Industry Toward a New Horizon

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-04T11:00:20+00:00">May 4, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

By Sandi Coyne, Goodwin College, Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.” — Bella Abzug It is a new day! But for women over 50 it is a time for direction and possibility. Sure, you have had a career and opportunities but now you have the chance to retool those skills and take them back to the workplace in a different way, different place, …

Dementia Research and Caregiving Symposium to Provide Timely, Valuable Information

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-04-27T13:50:36+00:00">April 27, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

By Eileen Duggan Eileen Duggan, MSW is the Corporate Director of Community Partnership, Maplewood Senior Living. With over 15 years of experience in senior living and geriatric care management, Eileen provides families and caregivers with personalized support and guidance in all aspects of caring for those who are aging. As you or a loved one becomes unable to care for themselves, finding information, resources, and support is difficult. The senior or caregiver often has a plethora of questions and can …

AARP Connecticut to Hold “Operation: Stop Scams” Events in April

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-13T15:40:26+00:00">April 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-13T15:45:22+00:00">April 13, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Fraud Watch Network, People’s United Bank, N.A. & the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are joining forces this month to offer free events across the state to help Connecticut residents fight fraud as part of the second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” initiative. Join the AARP Connecticut volunteer team and representatives from People’s United Bank and USPIS at one of the two-hour sessions packed with information! Our team of experts are ready to help you FIGHT FRAUD! The AARP …

AARP Connecticut Seeking Associate State Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-04-05T14:41:04+00:00">April 5, 2018</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut is seeking an Associate State Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach located at the state office in Hartford, CT. In this role, the Associate State Director will be responsible for a detailed knowledge of activities within the state legislative and executive branches which impact AARP priorities, a basic knowledge of the issues that make up AARP’s strategic priorities, and an ability to grasp and absorb details of these issues, when necessary. Additional tasks of the position include: • Assists in …