— 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!

— By Sandi Coyne, Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership We all want to be wanted but it is true YOU are wanted. People like you with unique and important experience in manufacturing are in demand! Perhaps you have been working for years and retired but need something to occupy yourself. Or maybe you have decided you want to go in a different direction for the rest of your active work time. Maybe you want to make some extra …

— AARP CT Livable Communities Grant application for PDF AARP CT Livable Communities Grant Request for Proposal AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s Livable Communities initiative that aims to help neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for all ages. “We regularly work in collaboration with communities across the state to …

— 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 CT Livable Communities Grant application for PDF AARP CT Livable Communities Grant Request for Proposal Program open to 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) non-profits and government entities located in Connecticut • Projects must be completed within 12 months • Application deadline is September 24, 2018 AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s Livable …

— Guest story by Theresa Strong, RSVP Manager, Community Renewal Team Volunteerism is a cornerstone of AARP’s service to Connecticut communities of all ages and we at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) know that the AARP community is a great place to showcase volunteer opportunities in Greater Hartford  – opportunities that make our communities more livable for everyone. We are now seeking volunteers age 55+ to serve in our signature program, READs, for the 2018-19 school year. The RSVP READs …

— Six Events to Learn More About Connecticut’s New Retirement Security Program Men and women across Connecticut are working hard to build a better future for themselves and their families. But too many have no access to a retirement savings plan at work, especially if they work for a small business. Soon, a new easy way for workers to save for the future will be available. The Connecticut Retirement Security program will help the more than 600,000 workers in our state grow …

— 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 …

— Two new exhibits at the Mystic Seaport Museum provide visitors with a rare opportunity to explore the history of the Vikings and artifacts that some believe is evidence their ancestors landed in New England decades before Christopher Columbus now through September 30, 2018. The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden, is a display of one of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections that have never before been seen in the United States; and Science, Myth & Mystery: The Vinland Map …

— Guest article by Linda J. Friedman, Program Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program UConn Department of Public Policy With support from AARP Connecticut, the University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program is offering its third Encore!Fairfield County program beginning on October 9, 2018. Encore!Fairfield County is an intensive four-month workforce development program tailored for seasoned corporate professionals age 50+ seeking to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional employment in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Encore!Fairfield County was built on the success …

— 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 …