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Check out local, state and national events. We’d love to have you join us.
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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 is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Connecticut for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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Best-selling Author & Subject of Movie Catch Me If You Can to Present June 6
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Learn how to outsmart con artists from Frank Abagnale—an authority on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents—at a free event held by AARP Connecticut and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
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AARP Connecticut offers members terrific year-round opportunities to save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues.
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The United States has the highest brand-name drug prices in the world and many older residents are increasingly concerned about their ability to pay for their prescription medication. AARP Connecticut will host a live, interactive Telephone Town Hall to discuss the subject with State Senator Matt Lesser and State Representative Sean Scanlon – two Connecticut legislators who are taking on the issue and serve as co-chairs of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee – on Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m.
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As we approach spring and the second season of 2019, AARP members and their guests are reminded that they can save money on tickets to hear stories by ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the second half of their lives as part of the 2ND ACT speaker series at Waterbury’s Palace Theater.
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Connecticut’s manufacturing industry will need an estimated 25,000 to 35,000 new skilled workers for the state’s 4,100 manufacturing companies in the next two decades. Connecticut state colleges and universities, private colleges, and the state’s comprehensive and technical high schools have done a great job of introducing the varied and high-tech career opportunities available to students in the manufacturing industry. However, the growing demand for qualified workers to meet the resurgent manufacturing industry is outpacing the supply, which has created an increasing need for instructors. AARP Connecticut has begun assisting schools in identifying and recruiting retired manufacturers who might consider applying their real world skills in the classroom.
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What a year! Check out the results of our Disrupt Aging workshops in 2018 - and then resolve to #DisruptAging in your community or workplace in 2019.  For more info contact CTAARP@aarp.org!
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