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“ Observation Status” and Vermonters: Learn How to Protect Yourself!

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

   Seniors, families and friends, and professionals are invited to learn how to navigate this complicated Medicare provision when faced with a hospital short stay. “Observation status” is a Medicare designation for a hospital stay that patients experience as inpatients receiving care, but that Medicare considers outpatient. Increasingly, many Vermonters, like seniors across the country, have already suffered financial hardship particularly with rehab and nursing home bills when they transfer from the hospital from a short stay because Medicare will …

Don’t be the Next Victim!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

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.   Join us for expert presentations from AARP and the Vermont Attorney General’s office. White River Junction:  Monday, …

Starting a small business?

Starting a small business?

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Is starting a small business right for you?  Do you have an idea to start your own small business?  Need basic information on what to do next, understand how much it will cost, and find out where to go for assistance?  Then you may want to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire and the Small Business Administration.  In three locations – Plymouth, Keene and Lebanon – these free 90-minute forums can help you start or grow …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

    Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan.   If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how.   Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions   …

Heath Care at a Crossroads — What is Vermont’s Path Forward

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Health Care at a Crossroads Where is health care going in the US and Vermont? How will it affect those over 50? Can we afford reform? What about Medicare? Can Vermont be a laboratory for real reform?  Health care is clearly at a crossroads in our nation and here in Vermont. As the Affordable Care Act unfolds, Vermont is looking ahead at ways to change how we pay for health care and how to reduce costs. Join us as we …

AARP Community Action Grants Awarded in Newport

AARP Community Action Grants Awarded in Newport

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Four small organizations with big plans have been selected to receive Community Action Grants from AARP Vermont supporting their efforts to make Newport a more “Age-Friendly” city.  In partnering with AARP Vermont, Newport has committed to embrace the changing demographics of an aging population by focusing on safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and community engagement opportunities for all ages.  These Community Action Grants support that direction by funding small, grassroots organizations that are …