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 …

Fraud Watch Alert — Timeshare “Resale” Scam

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If you’re trying to sell your timeshare, be forewarned about a timeshare resale scam. You may get a call from a company that claims to have a buyer. The caller will even give you the name and phone number of the prospective buyer, who will confirm interest. The caller faxes you legitimate-looking paperwork, along with a request for a credit card number for escrow and title services – with a promise you’ll get that money back once the deal closes. …

Coffee Talk! Free Coffee/Tea and a Chance to Share Your Ideas!

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Have a coffee on us and share ideas on how to make Greater Burlington more livable! Whether you are 8 or 80, your community should be an inclusive and accessible environment that encourages active, healthy living.   A large part of AARP VT’s focus is on making communities even better places for people of all ages to live and thrive. Visit with neighbors, locals and AARP Volunteers over a cup of coffee or tea and find out more about upcoming activities …

Home Sharing — A Win-Win for All

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Home Share Vermont — A National Model AARP recently conducted a survey to find out where people want to live when they retire. You may think a warm-weather climate topped the list, but the No. 1 place was right where they are now. More than two-third of respondents — 69 percent — said they want to stay in their homes and the communities where they currently live. Staying put has a lot of benefits — you’ll be near your friends …

Watch Out For These Holiday Scams

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It’s panic time.  Christmas and Hanukkah are here and the frenzy of holiday shopping, checklists and bills is mounting.  It’s a time of good cheer, smiling faces, and good will to all.  Sorry folks, but it’s also time for the Grinch!  The scammers are out and about spreading holiday gloom in a number of ways so let’s take a look at the short list of do’s and don’ts. (sorry if some of this may sound familiar but  reminders do not …

Greenblott Receives AARP VT Top Honor

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Elliott Greenblott of Brattleboro, VT  has been named as the 2016 winner of the AARP Andrus Community Service Award. AARP’s most prestigious volunteer honor, the award is named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, an educator and tireless advocate of community service and volunteerism.  Andrus coined the motto, “To Serve, Not to be Served,” which remains part of the AARP credo to this day. “Elliott provides an excellent example of the difference that volunteering can make in the lives …

AARP Vermont Appoints New Operations Staffer

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  Laura McDonough of Burlington has been appointed as Senior Operations Administrator at AARP Vermont. In her position she will be responsible for budget analysis and financial management, office operations and event coordination across the state. She will support AARP’s work around advocacy, outreach and education and community service to include social impact campaigns that improve the quality of life for all Vermonters as they age. “We are very fortunate to have Laura join the AARP Vermont team in a …

Don’t Get Burned by Holiday Charity Scams

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As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle.  But, fraudsters see the season of giving as a season for scams. On the next AARP Live, learn how to identify a real charity from a fake one, and how to safeguard your finances from scammers trying to prey on your giving spirit. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl, AARP Vermont state director, Greg Marchildon and AARP regional vice president, Sarah …

AARP Vermont Governor’s Debate Cancelled

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Due to the tragedy that occurred this weekend resulting in the loss of five teens from the Waterbury area, the AARP Gubernatorial Debate tonight at the DoubleTree Hotel in So. Burlington has been cancelled. As a close member of that community, Sue Minter and her family will be attending a vigil at Harwood Union High School this evening. Our thoughts are with the families and all the victims. It is a sad day for all of us. Both campaigns agree …

Tech Talk Workshop for Area Residents — Free!

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Need help with computers? Join Technology for Tomorrow, AARP Vermont, AT&T Wireless, and Small Dog Electronics for the Tech Talk 2.0! Learn from the experts! Join us for a FREE educational technology workshop covering the following topics: -Internet Safety and Fraud Watch -How to Find the Right Smartphone for You -iCloud -Password Management The Tech Talk 2.0 will allow you to get your tech questions answered by local professionals for FREE.  All are welcome to attend this educational workshop. DATE: …