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AARP Connecticut and the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus hosted an intergenerational Stamford Mayoral Candidate Forum on October 10, 2013 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM in the Gen Re Auditorium. The theme of the forum was: Livable Communities, Good for All Ages and featured questions on housing, transportation, education and economic growth. The forum was moderated by an intergenerational panel, including Ken Dixon, reporter, columnist and blogger at Stamford Advocate & Hearst Newspapers; Michael Ego, Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies; and Deepika Sivakumar, Student, Chapter President of Delta Phi Epsilon- Gamma Theta. The forum was the first to bring all four candidates, Michael Fedele (Republican), David Martin (Democrat), Kathleen Murphy (Independent), and John Zito, together face to face to answer questions from the panel and a capcity crowd of more than 200 audience members. Watch video of the forum, courtesy of UCONN Stamford, and hear what the candidates had to say before you vote.
AARP Connecticut has provided financial support to The WorkPlace, Inc., southwestern Connecticut’s job development board, for a new program called Bridges to Employment. The program, which launched in early December, targets older, unemployed workers to help them gain the skills and relevant experience needed to return to the workforce.
With many of their friends and neighbors still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, more than a dozen members of the AARP Stamford Chapter pitched in to help restock depleted food pantry shelves in their community and provide needed food and toiletries to those in need before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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