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AARP Hosting Medicare, Social Security Discussions in Connecticut

By AARP Connecticut

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Hartford, CT - AARP Connecticut is kicking off the next phase of You’ve Earned a Say – a national conversation about the future of Medicare and Social Security – in Connecticut this summer with a series of community conversations in local cities and towns across the state, including Danbury (Aug. 14), Hartford (Aug. 22), Stratford (Aug. 28), Fairfield (Aug. 29), Enfield (Sept. 12) and Glastonbury (Sept. 18).

The meetings will include a facilitated discussion about how to find responsible commonsense solutions that will secure Medicare for future generations and how to prevent harmful cuts to Social Security so we can keep the promises we’ve made to seniors. Residents will have an opportunity to share their ideas and have a say about the future of programs that matter to them and their families.

AARP launched You’ve Earned a Say in 2012 and since then, the organization has engaged more than 10 million Americans in a dialogue about how to strengthen Medicare and Social Security. Through questionnaires, teletown halls, events, online actions, bus tours and other outreach, AARP heard loud and clear that people believe paying into the sys­tem means they’ve earned a voice in any debate about these vital programs.

In 2013, You’ve Earned a Say is taking what was learned and fighting for responsible solutions that will stabilize Medicare, such as clamping down on drug companies’ high prices, improving care coordination and use of technology, and cutting over-testing, waste and fraud. These are meaningful steps that can be taken now to reduce costs throughout the healthcare system without cutting benefits for or asking seniors to pay more. And, we’re urging the President and Congress to leave Social Security out of deficit nego­tiations and instead start a national debate about retirement security.

To learn more and join the conversation, attend one of these upcoming events in Connecticut or visit

Greater Danbury
Aug. 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hatters Community Park
7 E. Hayestown Road
Danbury, CT 06811

Hartford, CT
Aug. 22, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
North End Senior Center
80 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Stratford, CT
Aug. 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Oronoque Village Auditorium
600 North Trail
Stratford, CT 06614

Fairfield, CT
Aug. 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ludlowe Center
for Health and Rehabilitation
118 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, CT 06825

Enfield, CT
Sept. 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082

Glastonbury, CT
Sept. 18, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Glastonbury Senior Center
300 Welles Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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