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The latest news, information and events for Connecticut residents 50+
OCT 14, 2019
Do you know ways to help keep your aging loved ones from losing money to scams and fraud? We’ll share important information that could help you keep them safe during our free webinar.
OCT 10, 2019
Not sure which Medicare plans and options are right for you or a loved one? AARP is here to help connect you to the resources that may make it easier for you to decide what’s right for you.
OCT 9, 2019
Open enrollment time for the health insurance marketplace is November 1 – December 15. Now is the time to understand your options and find coverage that meets your needs, but it can be hard to navigate. We’re here to help!
OCT 9, 2019
It’s well known that prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in America. Price increases for brand name drugs have far exceeded the rate of inflation since at least 2006, according to AARP’s Rx Price Watch report. And the average annual cost for just one brand name drug taken on a chronic basis was about $6,800 in 2017, almost $1,000 more than in 2015. However, it’s not just patients paying for greedy Big Pharma practices that help keep drug prices high— it’s also taxpayers.
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Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
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Look around. Are you so surrounded by the stuff in your house you don’t know what to do with it—or how to find it when you need it? Maybe it’s time to downsize and declutter. But where should you start?
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Whether you're married, divorced or widowed, you may be able to use spousal benefits to increase your monthly Social Security check. Eligibility rules can be confusing. Register for AARP’s special webinar on Social Security and let us help you understand the details.
Trish Spofford
The below is a guest post by Trish Spofford. Trish has been married for 25 years and is the mother of two young men. She currently works for Premier Computer Solutions in Cheshire and UConn as the People Empowering People (PEP) Correctional Institute Coordinator for Connecticut. Trish volunteers as a PEP facilitator at Cheshire Correctional Institute and Connections Coordinator at Cornerstone Church in Cheshire.
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Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut está activa en las comunidades de todo el estado y trabaja con residentes y funcionarios elegidos para hacer que nuestro estado sea un lugar ideal donde vivir para las personas de todas las edades. Defendemos los asuntos legislativos que afectan a las familias, como el cuidado de los seres queridos, la seguridad financiera, la vida independiente, el cuidado de la salud, y el costo de los medicamentos recetados y de los servicios públicos. Ofrecemos información y recursos educativos valiosos para ayudar a las personas a protegerse contra el fraude y las estafas. Queremos que las personas tomen control de sus vidas y puedan vivir su vida al máximo siempre, y que puedan explorar oportunidades de empleo o la transición a una nueva carrera, entre otras cosas.
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut is in communities across the state working with residents and elected officials to make our state a great place for people of all ages to call home. We are advocates on legislative issues that impact families such as caregiving, financial security, independent living, healthcare, utilities and prescription prices. We provide valuable educational resources and information to help people protect themselves from fraud and scams; take charge of their life so they can live their best life now and in the future; in their job search or transition to a new career; and more.
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New Rule Fails to Put the Interests of the Investor First
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A growing demand for new skilled workers to meet the needs of a resurgent manufacturing industry –estimated at 25,000 to 35,000 positions for the state’s 4,100 manufacturing companies in the next two decades – is outpacing the supply, which has created an increasing need for instructors.
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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the passage of the state’s two-year budget:
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