— 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!

— • AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing • Nomination deadline is June 1 Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 1, so …

— The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have concluded that the Millstone Nuclear Power plant will be profitable through the year 2035, (Docket # 17-07-32). Dominion Energy, owner and operator of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, is asking the state for a special deal that would cause you to pay more for electricity and result in bigger profits for Dominion. Dominion has refused full disclose of their finances. Based …

— AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. “Communities that provide residents with options to get the most out of the place they call home, no matter their age, can take a long time to build and sustain,” said Nora Duncan, state director of AARP Connecticut. “However, …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, over 600,000 of whom live right here in Connecticut (CT). Our mission includes helping people age 50 and over turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and fighting for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, livable communities, caregiving, employment security and financial resiliency.  At AARP, we believe age and experience expand your possibilities. Through local lifestyle offerings, adult learning, community …

— Plan roll out begins in 2017 and will be fully operational by 2018 AARP Connecticut praised the enactment of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29), signed into law by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 27. “We applaud Connecticut for creating a plan that provides 600,000 workers without a workplace retirement savings plan an opportunity to build a secure financial future for their families,” said Nora Duncan, AARP Connecticut state director. “The law adds no additional cost to …

— AARP Connecticut hosts numerous events across a wide variety of topics in communities throughout the state every month. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or emichalowski@aarp.org. AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free educational and networking “Boot Camp” seminar for Connecticut entrepreneurs and small business owners on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited …

— AARP is right here in Connecticut, working for you! Read our mission statement and more, and here’s how you can contact us: Mailing address: AARP Connecticut 21 Oak Street, Suite 104 Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 866-295-7279 (toll free) Email: ctaarp@aarp.org Website: www.aarp.org/ct Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aarpct Follow us on Twitter: @aarpct For media inquiries ONLY, please contact State Director Nora Duncan at 860-548-3161 or nduncan@aarp.org.