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The latest news, information and events for Connecticut residents 50+
JUN 24, 2022
A guide to where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.
JUN 24, 2022
Una guía sobre cuándo y dónde recibir una vacuna o refuerzo contra la COVID-19 en Connecticut.
JUN 17, 2022
It’s said that June is the “gateway to summer,” a month of blossoming nature and the melody of a brand new season. It makes sense, then, that June would also be home to celebrations observing the power of liberty and song.
JUN 13, 2022
As temperatures rise and Connecticut residents rely heavily on air conditioning in their homes, AARP Connecticut seeks to educate consumers on how to prepare for, and protect against, the increasing costs of electricity and other utility expenses.
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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.
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Tim Ryan, 68, retired from his job as finance director of a Fortune 500 company more than a decade ago, living comfortably thanks to a good pension and his contributions to an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan.
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AARP Connecticut is working to get the state's private sector workers enrolled in a new state retirement plan that goes into effect in 2022.
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AARP CT believes that our local suppliers and vendors should reflect the diversity of our state, our volunteers and our members, especially when they are interacting directly with them. In 2016 we wanted to provide our diverse group of volunteers with training that would boost skills associated with communicating with confidence, storytelling, and dealing with difficult people/situations. That began our long standing relationship with The Bolder Company.
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AARP Connecticut and AARP Rhode Island have combined forces to offer the AARP Zero Isolation program, which began as a pilot in 2020. 
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Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus
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AARP Connecticut has selected six recipients for its fourth 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 has funded 22 projects since the inception of the grant program in 2018.
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Connecticut passed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act in 2019, which can pay workers up to $780 a week for 12 weeks when time off of work is required. Residents can access benefits starting January 1.
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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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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