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The latest news, information and events for Connecticut residents 50+
MAR 1, 2021
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
APR 21, 2020
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JAN 26, 2021
AARP Connecticut issued the following statement in response to recent news that Governor Ned Lamont has informed legislative leaders he intends to extend the state’s Executive Orders until April 20:
As the first COVID-19 vaccines have become available in the U.S., a state-by-state patchwork has emerged for where and when older adults can get inoculated. Even in states that have started offering vaccines to older adults — to those 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over or 80 and over, depending on the state — getting a vaccination appointment can be a huge challenge.
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With the right Medicare plan, you can rest easy knowing the majority of your healthcare costs are covered for life.
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AARP Connecticut sent the below letter to Governor Ned Lamont calling for a continued focus on the need to equitably, safely and effectively distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
Helping the Elderly
The following post was submitted by Phyllis Ayman, an eldercare advisor, author, family care strategist and mediator, advocate, speech/language pathologist, speaker and trainer for the public and private sector, and holds various certifications for dementia training. She’s worked with thousands of residents, families, and health care workers in almost 50 nursing homes during a career that spans 45+ years. Ayman brings informative conversations to the senior years of our lives as host and creator of the SeniorsSTRAIGHTTalk podcast, including with AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan.
Community Grant Challenge
The program funds quick-action projects; Application Deadline is April 14, 2021
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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in response to Governor Ned Lamont’s 2021 state budget proposal:
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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response to the February 8, 2021 announcement by Governor Ned Lamont that he will end his Executive Order granting civil immunity to nursing homes on March 1, 2021:
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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When it comes to bogus investments, fake charities and other scams, older adults in your life may be more vulnerable.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented public health crisis, and despite the best efforts of government officials and healthcare workers, nearly 13,000 Connecticut nursing home residents have contracted the virus since March, and more than 3,600 residents have died. These devastating losses have exposed long-standing and serious deficiencies in the systems that we rely on to serve older adults and people with disabilities.
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