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Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Presentation

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Get the Facts: If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia it is time to learn the facts. This program discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and goes through the different stages of the disease, explains the importance of clinical trials and gives an overview to the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the …

Have you saved enough to cover health care costs?

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Today, AARP released a new survey that says more than half of working Americans over age 50 (55%) don’t think they’ll have enough money for health care as they reach the age they expect to retire. While Medicare only covers about half of health costs, four in ten (38%) say they haven’t saved anything at all for such expenses even though multiple studies show that these costs often reach more than $200,000 for a retired couple. AARP also found that …

Get Rid of Your Old Meds!

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

The U.S. DEA is working with local police agencies to hold a medication take-back on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great chance for you to get rid of old medications that are either expired or that you no longer need. To find a disposal location near you: Visit the DEA’s take-back pagehttp://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ Visit www.Vermont211.org or call Vermont 2-1-1 Visit the Vermont Department of Public Safety Drug Diversion Unit website at http://vsp.vermont.gov/drugdiversionor call (802) …

An Adventure Overseas?

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Please join us: “Celebrating the Achievements of Older Volunteers” A panel discussion with those who have served in Peace Corps over the age of 50 Monday, October 20, 2014,   4:00pm – 6:00pm Vermont AARP Office     199 Main Street, 2nd Floor                                                                                      Burlington, VT 05401  Peace Corps Seeks Active, Interested Seniors for Service Abroad. Use your wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to make a difference for a community overseas!  Peace Corps has volunteer opportunities from a variety of backgrounds …

Active Living Workshops for Burlington’s South End

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

  AARP VT and the City of Burlington want to hear your ideas and dreams for a more “livable” South End in Burlington!   Join us for a dynamic and interactive workshop to share your ideas of creating a better neighborhood, whether you bike, ride or walk! This is your opportunity to provide input into the efforts underway for Plan BTV South End.    When:  Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 25th – 27th Where: ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington    You …

New VT Law — Put Down the Cell Phone While Driving!

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

It’s time to put down the cell phone….at least when you’re behind the wheel. On October 1st a new handheld device law goes into effect impacting all drivers on Vermont roads.  It is already illegal for any driver to text while driving or to use a portable electronic or computing device in a work zone, and for drivers under age 18 to use a handheld device anywhere. But on October 1, that ban will be extended to all drivers everywhere …