For nine years, AARP Connecticut has been offering AARP member scholarships to enroll in Encore!Connecticut, a nationally-recognized program that assists professionals and managers age 50 and older transition their corporate experience and expertise to full and part-time managerial positions in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Over 100 Connecticut corporate professionals have successfully moved from corporate to nonprofit careers through Encore!Connecticut.
High-speed internet is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. And with the COVID-19 pandemic now entering its third year, access to affordable and reliable high-speed internet, also known as broadband, is essential to providing the connections Connecticut residents need to family, friends, health care providers, work and so much more.
The manufacturing industry in Connecticut is booming and opening doors to opportunities. AARP Connecticut, as part of a multifaceted intergenerational approach to support the age 50 and older with an interest in continuing their education, has made a donation to The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame for older students enrolled in a Connecticut Community College manufacturing program.
The decision to go back to school as an adult isn’t easy or always the right choice, but the number of students at secondary education institutions across the country who are over 50 is becoming more the norm than the exception.
AARP Connecticut has selected seven awardees for its second “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund quick-action projects in Connecticut communities that will help make immediate improvements or jumpstart long-term progress that will support residents. AARP Connecticut funded four projects last year, the first of the program.
AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan released the following statement today, applauding Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jahana Hayes, Jim Himes and John Larson of the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.