New Deal! CarShare Discount for AARP Members

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AARP Vermont and CarShare Vermont are partnering to offer AARP members a special deal when applying for a Car Share membership – they are waiving the $30 application fee! Cars are available throughout Burlington and Winooski, VT. Living in Vermont, everyone needs a car sometimes, but you don’t have to own one (or more) to enjoy the convenience of driving. When you join CarShare Vermont, you gain 24/7 access to our neighborhood-based fleet of vehicles. Grab a Prius for an …

AARP Vermont Offers Community Action Grants in Newport Aimed at Improving Livability

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AARP Vermont and the Newport Community Renaissance Corp. (NCRC) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Community Action Sponsorship Program — as an effort to provide modest grants and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of AARP’s work to enhance the Age Friendliness of Newport by preparing the community for the rapidly aging demographic shift — particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and community engagement. The grants will provide support to groups within Newport that …

Overcharging Older Americans will not Fix Healthcare System

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If you were to ask a typical Vermonter how to fix health care in America, you can be sure [he/she] would not suggest that Washington allow insurance companies to price people out of affordable coverage. Yet Congress is now considering the American Health Care Act — a bill that would do just that. The bill would impose an “age tax” on older Americans.  That means people in their 50s and 60s who are buying health insurance on their own might …

AARP Opposes Healthcare Bill

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In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make changes to our current health care system, such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug companies and health insurance companies: “AARP opposes this legislation, as introduced, that would weaken Medicare, leaving the door open to a voucher …

New Law Addresses Accessibility in New Homes

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A new law passed last year will have positive impacts on the quality of life for older adults residing in your community.  Act 115, Disclosure of Compliance with Accessibility Standards, requires newly developed single and multi-family units meet accessibility standards at the time of sale.  It requires the seller of new residential construction to provide written disclosure to a prospective buyer detailing whether the residential construction is in compliance with accessibility standards. Inclusive, accessible communities are critical to our state’s …

Don’t Be the Next Fraud Victim! Open House Spotlights AARP Fraud Watch Network Resources

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Protect Yourself Against Fraud Open House at People’s United Bank, Burlington, VT Two Burlington Square (Pine St) Burlington, VT 05401 March 10,  11-1 pm.   Join us at an Open House at People’s United Bank in Burlington, VT to learn more about protecting yourself from fraud and scams.  AARP is partnering with People’s United Bank across New England to educate members, customers and the public on various ID theft scams and cybercrimes.  Try out an interactive exhibit and get tips …

AARP Vermont Seeking Volunteer State President

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Explore your Real Possibilities   AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, over 135,000 of whom live right here in Vermont (VT). Our mission includes helping people age 50 and over turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and fighting for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, livable communities, caregiving, employment security and financial resiliency.  At AARP, we believe age and experience expand your possibilities. AARP VT …

Medicare is a Promise Congress Needs to Keep. AARP Gears up to Protect the Program.

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  This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are …

AARP Smart Driver Course to Be Offered in Burlington on Feb. 16

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It’s been many years since most residents got their driver’s license. Yet, the driving experience is significantly different from even a decade ago—changing vehicles, changing technology, changing road rules, and even changing roadways. Residents can refresh their skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Smart Driver™ course being offered at the AARP Vermont offices at 199 Main St 2nd Fl. in downtown Burlington. The class runs from 9 am – 1:30 pm. …

AARP VT Releases Report on Better Block Demonstration Project in Bethel

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Bethel Better Block Final Report In 2016 Team Better Block partnered with AARP Vermont to spotlight how place-making and community design influence successful aging, health, economic vitality and overall livability. Bethel, VT was chosen as the recipient and a Better Block project took place over a weekend in early October to create pop-up businesses, street modifications, new public spaces and many other small interventions aimed at improving livability in the downtown corridor. The $15,000 initiative is an approach to revitalization …