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Financial Security

by Will Yandik - 12/01/2011

AARP is working with public television network CPTV to produce and broadcast a town hall meeting called "Retirement Realities." Viewers will have an opportunity to ask a panel of nonpartisan experts about proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare, the decline of traditional pension plans and how efforts to reduce the national debt could affect retirement.

The one-hour forum will air live at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 and will be rebroadcast twice. To ask questions, call 1-800-842-2788 during the live show or email in advance. For more information, go to

Plan Ahead

by Will Yandik - 6/01/2011

AARP Connecticut invites boomer women to volunteer to help others make sound decisions about long-term care. AARP will host two orientation sessions this month for interested volunteers and will provide ongoing training and support as they schedule presentations for community groups.

Nationwide, women outlive men by five years on average. By age 75, nearly half of women live alone, and among people 75 and older, women are 60 percent more likely than men to need help with activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing or getting around inside the home. Even so, thousands of Connecticut residents cannot afford to pay for in-home care.

To learn more or to volunteer, call 1-866-295-7279 toll-free or email