— 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!

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— Best-selling Author & Subject of Movie Catch Me If You Can to Present June 6 AARP Connecticut, in collaboration with the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) CT Chapter and the Coalition for Elder Justice in CT (CEJC), will host a free fraud prevention presentation by Frank W. Abagnale – one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery embezzlement and secure documents – on Thursday, June 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposals of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee: “We are encouraged to see Connecticut legislators are factoring in the well-being and concerns of our state’s older residents in their budget decisions. “Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal had pros and cons, however his call for an asset test for the Medicare Savings Program and a repeal of the promised …

— 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. One of the world’s leading experts on fraud will share his tips and expertise in Connecticut for the second time in three years on Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., in Uncasville. Registration is required. Reserve early, …

— 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. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall – AARP members can enjoy great discounts on admission and memberships to a variety of Connecticut museums and cultural attractions, local theater, musical performances, educational classes, and more! New offers are added throughout the year so bookmark www.aarp.org/ctdiscounts and check back often for information about current discounts …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— 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 …

— Guest story by Frances J. Trelease The word is out. Parents nearing retirement should NOT sacrifice their financial stability by absorbing their adult children’s debt. Yet that advice – as sound as it is – bumps up against a starting reality. Today’s millennials – those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s – are saddled with more debt than the generations before them. And many are turning to their parents and grandparents for help. The societal cost of …