— Ask your legislator to pass a budget that protects seniors & values family caregivers at http://bit.ly/AARPProtectSeniors2018. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal and the next steps in the budget process: “Over the last several years, senior safety net programs have been eviscerated and the compounding effect has taken its toll on seniors and family caregivers,” said Duncan. “Connecticut’s elected legislators must not turn their back on our …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Further Cuts to CT Home Care Program and uncertainty about Community First Choice threaten seniors’ ability to live safely at home AARP Connecticut is disappointed Governor Malloy has once again proposed a budget with dramatic cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. The additional cuts will effectively end the state-funded program that provides seniors with an array of important and cost effective services ranging from Meals on Wheels, Home Health Care, Adult Day care and Visiting Nursing, often …

— I have always loved to travel. Day trips, Sunday drives, extended vacations to faraway places – all have an element of surprise, discovery, friendship and wonder that feeds something deep within me. Everywhere you turn in Connecticut, there is a place with something to offer, a nugget to make it special, especially when viewed thru my “fresh perspective glasses.” So this blog is right up my alley. My name is Tia Murphy and I am the AARP Connecticut volunteer state …

— Years of bipartisan cooperation between legislators, businesses and advocacy organizations on ensuring the key support systems are in place for Connecticut’s older residents and people with disabilities has produced some progress in meeting important long-term care needs. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard report from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. However, state budget proposals and the compounding of detrimental cuts to previously thin support services …

— AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposal released by the Malloy Administration today and the potential negative impact it may have on our senior residents: “Governor Malloy unveiled a budget blueprint that includes detrimental cuts to the core services for our seniors and places the burden from years of bad budget decisions onto the shoulders of our most vulnerable,” Duncan said. “AARP calls on legislative leaders from both parties to stand …

— AARP Connecticut praises state legislators on the passage of Senate Bill 976, An Act Concerning Conservatorship Accountability, on May 11, 2017. AARP Connecticut also congratulates the Probate Court Administrator for putting forward the proposal and engaging stakeholder support. The bill will improve Connecticut’s adult guardianship system and help protect vulnerable individuals from financial exploitation. “We applaud legislative leaders for their commitment to a bill that provides probate courts with the critical tools necessary for effective oversight and to deter financial …

— Join us for a Disrupt Aging conversation across professions, perspectives and generations hosted by the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut on Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 pm. This intergenerational workshop is designed to foster conversations among people of all ages, including professionals, community collaborators and consumers who are passionate about aging issues. Join together as a community to explore aging from a new perspective. The Jewish Federation of Western CT is hosting in collaboration with AARP and Borrow My Glasses. …

— Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.; Public Invited to Join Live Studio Audience Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), in partnership with AARP Connecticut, invite members of the community to join the studio audience for Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at CPTV’s Hartford studios, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. The event will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live television event at 8 p.m., hosted by journalist Diane Smith. Encore …

— AARP Connecticut, on behalf of nearly 614,000 Connecticut members age 50+, is concerned about the impact of the Malloy Administration budget proposal on vulnerable seniors. People want to age in their homes – in a community of their choice.  In addition to being what people want, it is fiscally prudent.  A report by Health Management Associates shows that delivering home care is three times more cost-effective than taxpayer funded, institutional care, and that 88 percent of seniors prefer to age …