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: …

Brush up on your Skills Behind the Wheel — It could save your life…

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Cars have changed. So have the traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s licenses, but even the most experienced benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.   What you’ll learn: Students in this 4-hour will learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn adjustments …

Will our next governor protect ratepayers? Find out in the AARP Voter Guide.

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AARP VT Voter Guide for the 2016 Gubernatorial Election AARP VT produced this guide to help you find out what the two candidates for Vermont Governor are saying about utility regulation in Vermont. AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your views and values. We are nonpartisan — we don’t support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees. Our priority is ensuring you …

Tax-Aide Program Seeks Volunteers — Training Provided

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AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation.  Tax season, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers help prepare federal and state tax returns for low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome and some computer skills are an extra bonus.  You do not need to be an AARP member nor a retiree and no prior experience in tax preparation is …