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Let’s Make Sure All Vermonters Get to Vote!

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Please help AARP improve access to voting for people of all ages. We need your voice! Please contact your Senator (800-322-5616) and ask him or her to vote for the Same-Day Voter Registration legislation (S.29) so that eligible voters can register to vote on Election Day. The right to vote is the most basic of all political rights and Vermonters have a long tradition of supporting laws that give eligible voters more opportunities to register to vote. It is a good …

Making a Difference — Long Term Care Ombudsmen Needed to Help Vermont Elders

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Mr. Johnson, a former farmer, is not allowed outside for walks.    You hear rumors that there is not enough staff at your local nursing home.  Would you like to have a positive impact on situations like these, but don’t know how?    The Vermont Long Term Ombudsman Project is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are needed in every part of our state.  Our volunteers advocate for people in long term care facilities, like nursing homes residential care homes and assisted …

Community Grants Awarded in Newport

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Four small organizations with big plans have been selected to receive Community Action Grants from AARP Vermont supporting their efforts to make Newport a more “Age-Friendly” city. In partnering with AARP Vermont, Newport has committed to embrace the changing demographics of an aging population by focusing on safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and community engagement opportunities for all ages. These Community Action Grants support that direction by funding small, grassroots organizations that are …

Greenblott Graduates from AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Elliott Greenblott of Brattleboro, VT participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI in Washington, DC in February.    He was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.  Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker.  VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer …

Memory Loss is no Joke — Community Conversation in Keene

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

We often joke about memory loss but what happens when it becomes more than a senior moment?  What is the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia – on the person, the caregiver, society, and the economy?  And what can we do about it? Join AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television for a Caring to Remember Community Conversation           Wednesday, March 18            6:30 to 8:00 pm           Historical Society of Cheshire County             246 Main Street, Keene           RSVP There …

AARP Vermont Speaks Out on the VGS Pipeline Project

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

“On behalf of our members and all existing ratepayers in Chittenden and Franklin counties, AARP is pleased to learn that Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) has made the decision to drop its plans for Phase 2 of the gas pipeline project. The determination by VGS and International Paper (IP) that the project is not economically viable is a prudent one. However, it will have a direct impact on the cost of Phase 1 – a cost being paid for by current …