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:

Looking ahead to 2022 – The listing below reflects the trips we hope to offer.  Dates noted are tentative and may be changed and dates noted below may not agree with Tours of Distinction website.

  • Pleasures of Portugal – March 29, 2022 – April 6, 2022
    • includes Lisbon, Sintra, Roca Cape, Oidos, Coimbra, Fatima, Porto, and the Douro River Valley
  • Adirondack Adventure – June 6, 2022 – June 8, 2022
    • visit Lake Placid, the Ausable Chasm, cruise along Lake Champlain 
  • Canadian Rockies by Train – June 14, 2022 – June 20, 22
    • visit Vancouver, Rocky Mountains train ride, Jasper, and Banff
  • Providence, Italian Style – July 12, 2022
    • enjoy a Historical Hill tour, lunch, Gondola Ride
  • Long Island & the Hamptons – August ??, 2022 – August ??, 2022
    • visit Old Westbury Gardens, The Hamptons, and Montauk Point 
  • Exploring our Past – September ??, 2022
    • cruise along the Hudson, choose wine tasting or a visit the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  • Mississippi River Cruise – September ??, 2022 – September ??, 2022
    • cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi, visit Oak Valley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, and Tennessee
  • Sounds of the 60’s – October ??, 2022
    • experience the history of the 60’s and Woodstock Festival at the Museum at Bethel Woods, the Catskill Distilling Company, and Stray Cat Gallery

For additional travel ideas, visit Tours of Distinction.

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