The Henry Barnard Fund
Henry Barnard Fund helps retired teachers who are experiencing financial difficulty — especially teachers who retired before the Enhancement Act was passed. Click here for inquiries or donations.

CEA-Retired members work with CEA and NEA to improve pension and health benefits, public education, and the teaching profession and lobby lawmakers on important issues.

CEA-Retired provides social and community service events and volunteer opportunities to help you stay connected. Learn how you can get involved button.


Updated CEA Retired Legislative Goals

The CEA Retired Legislative Committee met recently and set the following legislative goals


Update Your Information with STRB

When folks fill out their application for retirement, whether deliberately trying to keep their personal e-mail address less available or because they think the form deals with teaching, they use their school e-mail address and that typically becomes inactive and invalid within days of their leaving the school district. Retirees also move and don’t let…


CEA-Retired Calendar of Events

Attend a CEA-Retired County Meeting and stay connected to the latest news and developments that impact you in your retirement years.


2019 Cost of Living Adjustments

Social Security has announced that they will be granting a cost of living increase of 2.8% for the year 2019. Based on the statutes governing Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for CTRB members, the Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement Board will be granting COLA as follows.


Member Spotlight: Paul Kulikowski

A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Paul Kulikowski taught Art in the Simsbury Public Schools for 35 years, with most of those years spent teaching at the middle school level, before he retired in 2013. Since his retirement, he has been working part time as the Supervisor for Simsbury’s evening Adult Education Program, where he administers a program that helps adults succeed in improving basic skills, earning a GED, gaining American Citizenship, or learning the English language. He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, 6th Year and 7th year degrees in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University, and is certified by the State Department of Education in teaching Art grades K-12, as well as Non-Credit Adult Education.