— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP Connecticut offers members terrific opportunities to save money on enrollment at several schools of higher education. Goodwin College, 1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford. AARP members are eligible to receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship toward nonselective academic degree programs. Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect St., New Haven. AARP members who enroll in an associate’s, bachelor’s or eligible master’s degree program offered through the division of professional and graduate studies will receive 15 percent off their tuition. Central Connecticut State …

— For the second year, AARP is hosting its annual Day at the Vineyard, pairing local wine tastings with information sessions at Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road in Stonington, on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each AARP member and a guest will receive a free glass of wine and a souvenir glass. Between sips, AARP volunteers will urge members to vote on Nov. 6. Register for one of two time slots at aarp.cvent.com/VineyardStonington. Enjoy a special happy …

— Today’s workplace is more diverse – including employee ages – than ever. By 2022, workers age 50-plus will comprise 35 percent of the labor market. Given employers’ need for talent, it makes great business sense to hire experienced workers, as demonstrated by additional AARP research. With more than 4.7 million AARP members in New England and New York, AARP is committed to engaging employers in the region about the benefits of hiring 50-plus workers and challenging the stereotypes that often …

— AARP Connecticut is offering members free admission to two Saturday games with the Hartford Yard Goats and to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport on the fourth Friday of each month. A limited number of tickets are available for the AA baseball team’s games on July 7 against the Portland Sea Dogs and Aug. 4 against the Trenton Thunder. Both games start at 6:05 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. To register, go to aarp.cvent.com/YardGoatsJuly and aarp.cvent.com/YardGoatsAug. Free Fridays at …

— By Eileen Duggan Eileen Duggan, MSW is the Corporate Director of Community Partnership, Maplewood Senior Living. With over 15 years of experience in senior living and geriatric care management, Eileen provides families and caregivers with personalized support and guidance in all aspects of caring for those who are aging. As you or a loved one becomes unable to care for themselves, finding information, resources, and support is difficult. The senior or caregiver often has a plethora of questions and can …

— AARP Fraud Watch Network, People’s United Bank, N.A. & the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are joining forces this month to offer free events across the state to help Connecticut residents fight fraud as part of the second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” initiative. Join the AARP Connecticut volunteer team and representatives from People’s United Bank and USPIS at one of the two-hour sessions packed with information! Our team of experts are ready to help you FIGHT FRAUD! The AARP …

— Guest Submission by Jean Baur Jean Baur is a dynamic speaker who knows how to inspire audiences to maximize their potential. She draws on her diverse background as an author and career coach to reveal the symptoms and causes of burnout, empowers her audiences to be the “boss” of their own lives and careers, and helps them realize there are always choices. For more information, visit http://www.jeanbaur.com/. You know what you’re good at. You’re used to your job. Then it …