— 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 …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— 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 …

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— AARP Connecticut is ramping up efforts to make sure a state law that can help private-sector workers save for retirement becomes a reality. The 2016 law aims to help about 600,000 workers in Connecticut who have no pension, 401(k) or other means of saving at work. It requires businesses that have five or more employees and don’t offer such a plan to allow their workers to participate in a private plan that was supposed to be set up by January …

— In fall 2016, The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program successfully launched Encore!Fairfield County. The program created an opportunity for more Connecticut residents to participate in the Department of Public Policy’s award-winning program providing professionals age 50 and older in the state with a prestigious development experience assisting with a transition from a corporate career to one in the nonprofit sector. The Fairfield County offering is modeled after Encore!Hartford, entering into its eighth year and holds an impressive track record …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the AARP Connecticut office in Hartford. Parking for the event will be free. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to …

— • AARP, Senate President, Speaker of the House & Comptroller Discuss Implementation AARP Connecticut, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 17, to applaud that Connecticut is moving forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law by Governor Malloy in 2016 and is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The new …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Tuesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Entrepreneurial Center on the University’s campus. 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 …

— The Connecticut Masters’ Games and AARP Connecticut are providing a free seminar about helping age 50+ workers achieve their employment goals by connecting people to trusted resources, information and peer networks. This one-and-a half-hour seminar focuses on the nuts and bolts of job searching in the digital age, showcases the power of developing a personal brand and helps people learn to network with ease. If you are age 50 or over and looking for a job or seeking to change …

— The following story was submitted by Cynthia McKenna, director of planning and organizational excellence, with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford been chosen as the Connecticut-based partner for AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+â„ . This national grant initiative is designed to help age 50+ adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves. This program is an exciting new extension of the activities we …