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Bethel, VT is Awarded $15,000 Sponsorship for Community Revitalization Demonstration Project

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

After an extensive review of several very qualified applicants, AARP Vermont has selected Bethel, VT to receive a $15,000 sponsorship aimed at a downtown revitalization demonstration project slated for late this summer.  AARP, town officials and local groups will be collaborating with Team Better Block to implement the Community Demonstration Project — an approach to revitalization that begins with temporarily transforming a single block into a vibrant destination that illustrates the potential for new business, safer streets and improved livability. …

Get Tech Savvy — Free Tech Workshop on May 7

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

The CommYOUnity Tech Talk is a free event co-hosted by AARP Vermont, Small Dog Electronics, and Technology for Tomorrow that will provide community members with free tech training. Local businesses are partnering to bring technology education to those who need it.  AARP Vermont, Small Dog Electronics, and Technology for Tomorrow are co-hosting the CommYOUnity Tech Talk on Saturday, May 7th from 9am-12pm.  The Tech Talk will be hosted at F.H.T. Middle School 500 Dorset Street, South Burlington.  The Tech Talk …

Minneapolis Mayor To Speak in Burlington — Walkable, Bikeable Cities

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

Do you want inspiration for how Burlington could make its streets safe for walking and biking — for everyone, all year round?  Join us for an evening with Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, who will share her city’s work to bring walking and biking within reach for all her city’s residents. Come to Contois Auditorium at  Burlington City Hall — Tues. April 26 at 5 PM. Minneapolis is the first and only US city to be honored as one …

Free Shred Day in South Burlington — April 30!

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Vermont is holding “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Saturday, April 30th at the former Kmart parking lot on Shelburne Rd. in South Burlington. It is open to everyone…AARP member or not. Shredding services begins at 9:00 a.m. and will continue until noon, or until …

Top 10 Scams from the IRS — Community Education Presentations Offered

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen!  Sadly, older Vermonters are being targeted in great numbers. AARP Vermont and the Fraud Watch Network are working across Vermont to give you information and tools to protect yourself and your family from these cons.  Free informational forums are being offered to community groups, senior centers, libraries, residential facilities and other organizations upon request.  If you are interested, contact Elliott Greenblott at 802-254-4489 or egreenblott@aarp.org. Here’s a look at the latest scams: 1. …

AARP Vermont Offers $15,000 Sponsorship for Community Revitalization Projects

Posted on 03/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

AARP Vermont is collaborating with Team Better Block to implement a Community Demonstration Project in one Vermont community in 2016. The $15,000 initiative is an approach to revitalization that begins with temporarily transforming a single block into a vibrant destination that illustrates the potential for new business, safer streets and improved livability. Typically, cities have used their Better Blocks to set up farmers’ markets, beer gardens, bookstores and fruit stands. They’ve built swings and climbing areas, set up trampolines and …

Defending the Status Quo Misses the Mark — Vermonters Need Real Public Advocate

Posted on 03/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

“Everything is OK.” That seems to be the conclusion of the recent report and testimony by the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) in responding to a legislative order to study whether its advocacy unit is best representing ratepayers. Unfortunately, everything is not OK, and both their report and public comments, while defending the status quo, actually prove how they are failing at that mission. It shows that the DPS does not serve, in any fashion, as a ratepayer advocate. …

Stealing your ID, Stealing your Life — Tune In to AARP Live Thursday 3/17

Posted on 03/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

Using small bits of information found in your car, or your mailbox, con artists can steal your identity and your life.   They troll parking lots and neighborhoods waiting for any opportunity to take your personal information and ruin your financial life.  On the next AARP Live, convicted cons share their secrets for stealing your identity and our experts tell you how to protect your good name and your pocket book.   Join AARP Vermont state director, Greg Marchildon, AARP Regional Vice …

Fraud Prevention Forum March 29 — Brattleboro

Posted on 03/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

Don’t be a target… or a victim!           Join us in Brattleboro Every day another older Vermonter is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive scam artists are targeting seniors across the country to the tune of billions! Find out how you can recognize a con, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim.   You’re invited to a free, informational presentation about the latest scams and how to prevent a loss.   …

AARP Report Calls for Better Ratepayer Representation and Structural Changes Within VT Department of Public Service

Posted on 02/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by Dave Reville" rel="author">Dave Reville</a> | AARP Vermont |

A recently-released report sponsored by AARP Vermont shows that the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS), which purportedly represents ratepayer interests, has an inherent conflict of interest and needs immediate reform. The report, closely examines the actions taken by DPS over the past eight years before Vermont’s utility regulators. It finds that, time-after-time, the DPS entered into settlement agreements that were very generous to utilities, not to Vermont’s residential utility customers. The report also found that the Department entered into …