— In March, 2010 The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program successfully launched Encore!Hartford and is excited to be offering its eighth class from May 8 – September 21, 2018. This offering creates an opportunity for Hartford area residents to participate in the Department of Public Policy’s award-winning program providing business professionals and managers age 50 and older with well-honed skill sets and extensive work experience assistance to transition from a corporate career to one in the nonprofit sector.  Entering its eighth year, Encore!Hartford, …

— The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority Board continues to make steady progress towards the phased rollout of the new Connecticut Retirement Security Program. The bill was signed into law in 2016 and is on-track to begin operation in 2018. The plan requires all Connecticut businesses of five or more employees with no pension or 401 K plan to allow employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions into private IRA accounts. It will be voluntary for employees, who will be automatically …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP Foundation and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Friday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions about working for …

— By Jasmine Carvalho with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is committed to individuals and families being financially secure. In Connecticut, one in three families struggle to make ends meet with the high costs of necessities such as child care, housing, and food (Connecticut United Ways, 2016). In the 40-town region of central and northeastern Connecticut, 41 percent of families struggle to meet their basic needs. United Way connects these hard-working individuals …

— 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 …

— AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including at The Bushnell theater in Hartford. As part of a special offer, AARP members and their guests can save on select performances of three different shows at the theater: A Christmas Story, The Color Purple and Hartford Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Cirque Spectacular. AARP Members and their guests will receive a 10 percent discount for tickets to A Christmas Story on Saturday, …

— On Friday, Nov. 3, AARP members have an opportunity to secure seats to Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. As part of the special one-day offer, AARP members will receive a 30 percent discount on up to four tickets in the mezzanine seating area to show on Friday, Nov. 17, as well as up to four tickets in the rear orchestra seating for performances on Monday, …

— The following post was submitted by Linda Avery, State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut. Are you looking for a “feel good” opportunity? An opportunity to help others in your community, while keeping your mind and body active and engaged at the same time? Then the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Connecticut is the answer! Even if you are interested, but on the fence, there are a variety of roles and tasks with the program that may …

— AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including at The Bushnell theater in Hartford. As part of a special offer, AARP members and their guests can save on select performances of two poplar shows at the theater in October: Les Misérables and School of Rock. AARP Members and their guests will receive a 10 percent discount for tickets to Les Misérables on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, …

— AARP Connecticut members can save money and support local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues throughout the year, including Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” AARP Members will enjoy $3 off Mystic Seaport admission (up to 4 per visit) …