Coffee Talk Nov. 8 — Transportation/Public Transit and Neighbor Rides Presentation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-19T09:56:27+00:00">October 19, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Enjoy a free cup of coffee and get the latest scoop on what’s happening with transportation in Chittenden County, an important issue facing older Vermonters.   Neighborhood Rides will be sharing information about their new program.  Learn more about public transit, ways you can volunteer and get involved in transit planning. Skinny Pancake, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:00am -10:00am 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour focuses on discussions about relevant, timely topics and give you a chance …

AARP Members — Check Out These Events Just for You!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-16T15:59:17+00:00">October 16, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Special Events for AARP Members! Join AARP members from around the area for fun, drinks and food at two upcoming events. ·  First is a Trivia Night at Burlington’s Growler Garage. Enjoy snacks, prizes and a free drink while testing out your trivia knowledge. ·  Next is a Grandparent/Grandkid Bowling Day at Spare Time Bowling in Colchester. A chance to bond with a grandchild, knock over some pins and enjoy a buffet meal on us! Trivia Night How much do …

Is Big Data Hurting Our Democracy?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-13T11:48:29+00:00">October 13, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Public Talk and Call To Action with Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy Jeff Chester, Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and national advocate for media justice, joins us on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Burlington, VT for a provocative and timely talk about how Big Data threatens to change Politics and Democracy forever and what we can do to stop it. The event begins at 5.30 with a reception, followed by the Public …

Special Deals for AARP Members at the Flynn!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-05T15:58:05+00:00">September 5, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Flynn Shows — 15% Ticket Discount for AARP members! Take advantage of a special 15% discount offer for two great fall shows at the Flynn Center. John Cleese & Monty Python and the Holy Grail appear on September 21. On October 6, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Orchestra perform. Go to the website  to buy tickets. Use code “AARP”. John Cleese & Monty Python and the Holy Grail September 21, 2017 7:30 PM Location: Flynn Center 153 Main Steet …

Community Action Grants Offered for Burlington – A Small Idea can Make a Big Difference

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-29T15:14:24+00:00">August 29, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Change always starts with a good idea and energy…and sometimes a little jump start! As a way to encourage and support grassroots action to make Burlington more livable, AARP Vermont is once again offering Community Action Grants to provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Livable BTV, an AARP Vermont initiative aimed at preparing Burlington for the rapidly aging demographic shift – particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and …

Protect Yourself! Come to an Informational Scam Jam Sept. 19 at Lake Morey Resort

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-10T14:01:54+00:00">August 10, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Every day hundreds of local residents lose hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in this country! To strike back against scammers, AARP Vermont and AARP New Hampshire are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials from both states to present at an informational Scam Jam event in Fairlee, VT at the Lake Morey Resort. Slated for September 19, the program features the VT and NH Attorneys General to …

Aging in Vermont: Communities on the Move — Sept. 15

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-04T15:13:42+00:00">August 4, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-07T10:07:10+00:00">August 7, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Are you involved with older adult issues in Vermont? This conference will offer the latest information and insights from a wide variety of professional experts across the state and beyond. See below for more on what will be covered. Conference topics include: Transportation Innovations in Nutrition and Meals Program Needs of Caregivers How to Start and Manage a Volunteer Program Self-Care for Professionals Facilitated “Table Talks” on a variety of topics:  Local volunteer programs (including Cares and Aging in Place) …

Broadway Show Tickets for AARP Members — 2 for 1 Deal!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-01T15:47:00+00:00">August 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-20T15:52:21+00:00">July 20, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

During NYC Broadway Week, September 4 -17, 2017, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 10-16, 2017. Mark Your Calendars: AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for NYC Broadway Week, starting August 10, …

No Better Care in the BCRA–Medicaid gets Gutted – Taxes will Soar

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-07-17T15:55:17+00:00">July 17, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

By: Greg Marchildon, AARP Vermont State Director Legislation has consequences. The most recent Senate Bill — Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) – poses devastating repercussions for thousands of Vermonters.  It’s no better than the House proposal and certainly not “Better Care” in any way, shape or form! This bill would increase costs and risks for Vermonters, including: seniors, children and adults with disabilities, all of us with pre-existing conditions, and especially people age 50-64. But, let’s start with Vermont taxpayers …

AARP’s Brattleboro Chapter to Hold Annual Summer Picnic

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-13T11:48:41+00:00">July 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-13T12:46:26+00:00">July 13, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Join AARP members from the Brattleboro area at the AARP Chapter’s annual summer Potluck Picnic. AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon will be on hand along with free goodies and valuable literature for attendees. The fun starts on Tuesday, August 15, 11:30am-2:30pm at Memorial Park in Brattleboro (near I-91 exit 2) in the down-hill “Senior Picnic Area” alongside the parking area. Bring a dish and enjoy free food, drink and snack while learning about upcoming chapter programs and statewide activity …