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AARP Connecticut

The latest news, information and events for Connecticut residents 50+
AARP Connecticut encourages potentially impacted ratepayers to voice their position on the rate increase requests.
MAY 22, 2024
AARP’s purpose is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Many policy changes enacted this legislative session will help Connecticut residents do just that.
Public Hearings in January & February Offer Ratepayers Opportunity to Provide Testimony
MAY 17, 2024
Spring has sprung and with warmer weather comes home repairs. Unfortunately, shady contractors are out there looking for homeowners in the market for spring repairs. Contractor fraud and home improvement scams can cost homeowners thousands of dollars and leave them with shoddy workmanship, unfinished projects, or even damage to their homes. Scammers often target older adults, but anyone can fall victim to these scams.
AARP Connecticut is seeking an Advocacy and Community Outreach Manager located at the state office in Hartford, CT.
New virtual presentation on scam prevention launches with steps consumers can take to protect themselves from identity theft.
The following guest post was submitted by Mary Kate Dougherty, Program Manager, Travelers Aid--Bradley International Airport.
AARP Connecticut – advocates for age 50+ Connecticut residents and their families – works with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to support legislation and issues that make our state a great place to live for people of all ages.
The annual program aims to make communities in Connecticut more livable for people of all ages
AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Stratford resident John Wilson as its new Volunteer State President.
AARP volunteers are contacting Connecticut voters to help ensure they’re aware of recent changes to election laws, including moving up the presidential primary date from the last Tuesday in April to the first Tuesday. Voters can also now cast ballots early in person.
AARP Connecticut submitted to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) a petition that was signed by nearly 1,500 Connecticut residents opposing The Connecticut Water Company’s request to implement a rate increase that will raise the cost of water for Connecticut ratepayers by $21.4 million (18.1%) or up to $232 per year, depending on how much water a customer uses.
With the falling temperatures and colder winter months ahead, AARP Connecticut is raising awareness among Eversource Energy and United Illuminating consumers of changes to standard service generation rates that become effective January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
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