— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Philip Moore, Director of Marketing and Communications Goodwin College A new agreement between Goodwin College and AARP is making college education more affordable for AARP members. Beginning July 1, 2018, AARP members are eligible to receive a 25% tuition scholarship toward non-selective academic degree programs at Goodwin. Non-selective programs are those falling under the general admissions policies and include Accounting (AS), Business Administration (AS/BS), CNC Machining (AS/Certificate), CNC Metrology, (Certificate), Criminal Justice (AS), ESL (Certificate), Environmental Studies (AS/BS/Certificate), General …

— Guest post by Bernie Weiss, Vice President, Seniors Job Bank   Anyone looking for a job or seeking to change careers knows the difficulty of finding fulfilling work. If you are age 50 or over, you know how much more difficult it can be. The average length of unemployment for 55+ jobseekers is about 50 weeks, compared to 34 weeks for younger jobseekers. Most 50 and over individuals in the United States are vibrant, dedicated and knowledgeable. They are a …

— By Kristopher Thompson Kristopher Thompson, CAPS is trained as an NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist. He researches, implements, and demonstrates new technologies for the NEAT Center Smart Home. Kristopher has an educational and professional background in information technologies and Computer Science, and he holds a degree in Applied Science/Computer Networking. New smart home tools are able to provide a unique level of support and access to the world for people 50 and over, and they can be the lifeline …

— • AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing • Nomination deadline is June 1 Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 1, so …

— By Sandi Coyne, Goodwin College, Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.” — Bella Abzug It is a new day! But for women over 50 it is a time for direction and possibility. Sure, you have had a career and opportunities but now you have the chance to retool those skills and take them back to the workplace in a different way, different place, …

— AARP Connecticut is seeking an Associate State Director, Advocacy and Community Outreach located at the state office in Hartford, CT. In this role, the Associate State Director will be responsible for a detailed knowledge of activities within the state legislative and executive branches which impact AARP priorities, a basic knowledge of the issues that make up AARP’s strategic priorities, and an ability to grasp and absorb details of these issues, when necessary. Additional tasks of the position include: • Assists in …

— 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, …