— 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’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— Submitted by Zachary Vickers It’s a conversation many of us will be confronted with at some point, even though it’s an uncomfortable topic of discussion. How do we want to be cared for at the end of our lives? Last July, Governor Malloy signed into law the adoption of a new program known as the Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). MOLST is a medical order form designed to provide patients, with terminal or other life-threatening conditions, greater control over …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— By Natalie Missakian People began treating Bob Savage differently just days after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. Savage has a name for it: getting “dementia-tized.” “People started speaking slower,” Savage, of Southington, recalled. “They were very hesitant to talk to me. They kept talking to my wife. Within three or four days, the stigma took over, even with people I’ve known my whole life.” The 86-year-old retired special projects manager for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and …

— Por Natalie Missakian La gente comenzó a tratar distinto a Bob Savage a pocos días de que le diagnosticaran la enfermedad de Alzheimer en el 2015. Savage le puso nombre: te “demencia-lizan”. “Las personas comenzaron a hablar más lento”, recuerda Savage, de Southington, Connecticut. “Dudaban mucho si debían hablarme. Le hablaban a mi esposa. En tres o cuatro días, el estigma tomó el control, incluso con la gente que conozco de toda la vida”. El gerente de proyectos especiales de …

— Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the caregiving continuum – starting to plan or taking care of a family member – having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) has joined a global network of higher education institutions committed to developing programs to serve the needs of an aging population. The network includes 150 universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. AARP Connecticut is working with CCSU’s faculty and Office of Continuing Education to develop workshops on topics such as disrupt aging, careers in aging and fraud prevention. For details, email ctaarp@aarp.org.

— 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 …

— The following article was written and submitted by Sherry Ostrout, Government Initiatives, Connecticut Community Care   The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective aims to make healthy living a bit easier and more fun.  In doing so, The Collective has launched a website –http://www.cthealthyliving.org/ – which provides easy access and connection to interactive learning opportunities across the state known as Live Well and Aging Mastery Programs®. What Programs are right for you? Live Well Programs Evidence proves that these programs live up …