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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 …

VT Retired Teacher Assn. Gives Educators a Voice — Seeks New Members

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The Vermont Retired Teachers Association (VRTA) is a statewide advocate and voice for over 10,000 retired educators and educational support workers.  VRTA is the only organization in Vermont representing all individuals who retired from work in the schools of the state.  VRTA speaks in support of retirement and health care programs that benefit those who dedicated their life work to educating and providing services to K-12 students and beyond.  Local chapters of the organization can be found in all areas …

VT Atty. General to Hold Informational Forum of Health Care Costs in VT — July 11

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Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that the Attorney General’s Office will host a public forum on the cost of health care in Vermont on July 11th in Burlington. The forum will provide information on how the cost of health care is determined in Vermont and the process for the public to give comments to the Green Mountain Care Board. The Attorney General will be joined at the forum by Judy Henkin, General Counsel of the Green Mountain Care Board, Mike …

Representative Peter Welch Addresses Healthcare and Other Federal Issues On TeleTown Hall — Hear it Online

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AARP Vermont held this live, interactive teletown hall call with guest speaker Congressman Peter Welch and hundreds of Vermonters on June 19. The topics of conversation were Medicare and the healthcare system in general. Congressman Welch explained why he voted no on the new proposed American Health Care Act bill. AARP strongly opposes the bill as well. Congressman Welch has a history of working against the rising costs of prescription drugs and spoke to this on the call. He explained …

Smart Growth Summit Draws 160 Vermont Leaders to Discuss Community Development

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Vermont’s population is aging rapidly and cities and towns need to begin to make accommodations for a changing demographic across the state. That was one of the many issues addressed at the Smart Growth Summit held on June 16 at Champlain College and hosted by AARP Vermont and the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC). About 160 local officials, planners, policy makers, developers, advocates, and business people from across Vermont came together to share their insights and learn more during a …

Does Your Business or Employer Support Older Workers?

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GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING MATURE WORKERS To recognize Vermont employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to employment practices that benefit and support the inclusion and retention of mature workers, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL), and the AARP in partnership with the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the Governor are co-sponsoring this Governor’s Award.   Vermont places great value on the contributions of its older citizens. …