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The latest news, information and events for Connecticut residents 50+
JAN 10, 2022
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster
JAN 19, 2022
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.
JAN 12, 2022
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.
JAN 11, 2022
Setting your sights on career success? Join us at the Online Career Summit to explore the skills you need to kickstart your career and connect with job coaches and hiring managers.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges across the country, and the programs funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are designed to address those challenges including those related to expanding access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet service, also known as broadband.
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Of the nearly 218,000 veterans in Connecticut, only 26% have used their benefits at VA health care, according to U.S. Census Bureau.
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Age discrimination has been illegal in America for 50 years. But thanks to loopholes in the hiring process, many Americans aged 40 and older still experience illegal age discrimination when applying for jobs.
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AARP Connecticut and other organizations fought for changes that will allow Connecticut voters to cast their ballots in 2021 without risking their health. Once again, like in 2020, every Connecticut voter will have access to an absentee ballot by checking the COVID-19 reason on their absentee ballot application. This change will be in effect through the November 2nd, 2021 municipal elections.
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A sweeping set of AARP-backed nursing home reforms have gone into effect: allowing residents to have electronic equipment, better infection controls and more direct care per resident.
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AARP Connecticut announced three Connecticut organizations will receive 2021 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.2 million awarded among 244 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects to promote livable communities by improving housing, transportation, public spaces, civic engagement, and connection with family, friends, and neighbors with an emphasis on the needs of the 50-plus. Many of this year’s awards support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.
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Is your 65th birthday coming up? You know what that means: It’s time to prepare for Medicare. Get ahead of the game with answers from our free webinar on Medicare, including when to enroll, what’s covered and where to find help along the way.
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More than 4 out of 5 Americans say they want to receive care at home instead of in an institutional setting if they need long-term care services in the future, according to a recent AARP survey. As part of ongoing state and federal efforts to “rebalance” long-term services and supports, the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included a 10% temporary enhancement to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for home and community-based services (HCBS). This unprecedented investment in home and community-based services presents Connecticut with a tremendous opportunity to bolster the programs and services that allow individuals to safely remain in their homes as they age.
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AARP Connecticut advocates on issues including caregiving, financial security, independent living, prescription drug prices and community programming that supports older adults aging in place. 
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