As a retiree of the Eversource/Northeast Utilities System, you are eligible to join the Association of Retirees of Eversource and Northeast Utilities (ARENU). If you are interested in becoming a member, you should complete the application form and send it directly to ARENU at the address indicated on the application form along with your dues.

What is ARENU?
The Association of Retirees of Eversource and Northeast Utilities is a group of individuals who have either retired from the Eversource/NU system or former employees receiving an Eversource/NU pension.

What’s ARENU’s Purpose?
ARENU’s purpose is to encourage good fellowship among its members, to promote recreational and social activities, and other worthwhile projects of interest to its members. In 1988 a group of retired NU system employees formed ARENU to establish and maintain broad, two-way communications between retirees and NU management.

ARENU maintains and monitors telephone numbers which may be called at any time:
Local: 860-665-3067
Out of the Hartford Area: 1-800-286-5000 ext. 3067

Who Belongs to ARENU?
Of approximately 7,500 NU retirees and surviving spouses, more than 3400 are members of ARENU. ARENU maintains chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and a satellite in Florida.

How do I Become a Member of ARENU?
Just complete and return an application form. Be sure to enclose a check for your lifetime dues of $25.

ARENU Application Form (PDF: 19KB)

More About ARENU


ARENU Zoom Videos and Presentations

  • Zoom Video – The Happiness Club by Audrey Carlson
  • Sharper Minds: Ways to Maximize Cognitive and Brain Health –  Dr Manning’s Presentation slides he used during the meeting.
  • Zoom Video – Margery Winters, “Beyond Bird Feeders”
  • Zoom Video – Kyla Shea, “Eat you Vitamins:  Finding them in Food and Supplements”

ARENU Travel Information (PDF Format)

Tours of Distinction has weathered the impact of COVID on the travel industry and is on the road again!!  While trips outside of the US have been cancelled for 2021, Tours of Distinction has a lot of options to choose from.  

Current ARENU trips planned with Tours of Distinction include:

  • CANCELLED – Cruising the Seine to Normandy – July 15, 2021 – July 23, 2021
  • Saratoga Lakes & Races – August 3, 2021 – August 4, 2021 – Highlights include a tour of Saratoga Springs, a 2 1/2 dinner cruise, grandstand seats at Saratoga Race Track, time to shop along the trendy shops on Main Street, meals and more.  Due to the date of the Saratoga trip I am asking anyone interested call Anne Kaiser directly at 860-635-2968 or email me at
  • SOLD OUT -The 1000 Islands – August 24, 2021 – August 26, 2021
  • Canadian RockiesSeptember 8, 2021 – September 14, 2021RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 14, 2022 – JUNE 20, 2022 
  • Lancaster in Style / Queen Elizabeth – September 14, 2021 – September 16, 2021
  • Sounds of the 60’s – October 6, 2021
  • CANCELLED – Duoro River Cruise – October 31, 2021 – November 9, 2021
  • New York Botanical Gardens – October 12, 2021

Non-ARENU trips that may be of interest are noted below.  While trips other than ARENU trips may leave out of locations other than Berlin, many of the departing locations are local. 

For additional travel ideas, visit Tours of Distinction.

For questions, please feel free to contact Anne Kaiser at annemkaiser@yahoo or 860-635-2968.