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AARP Speaks out on Vermont Gas System Pipeline Cost Overrun: Are Regulators Watching out for Ratepayers?

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

“Today we learned of yet another significant cost overrun on the Vermont Gas Systems Phase 1 pipeline project to the tune of $33 million. This comes on top of a $35 million increase announced this summer. AARP Vermont is calling on Vermont’s Dept. of Public Service and the Public Service Board to give close scrutiny to today’s announcement since it is current ratepayers in Chittenden and Franklin Counties that will be footing the bill. The public deserves to know what …

Season’s Cheatings! Get Wise to Holiday Shopping Scams

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

Black Friday has kicked off the official holiday shopping season, so here’s a rundown of the most common scams aimed at shoppers — and how you can avoid them: The name game Scammer-run websites use the names of popular items and retailers to steal credit card and password information or deliver malware. You’re led to them when you do online keyword searches, including terms like “discount toys.”  Top Seasonal Scams to Avoid Search away to compare prices, but before you click on …

10 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

During the busy holiday season, family caregivers – over 268,000 right here in New Hampshire – already feel overwhelmed with daily responsibilities, leaving them vulnerable when the stress of the holidays arrive.  Turning to unhealthy behaviors – drinking more eggnog, eating more sweets, getting fewer hours of shut-eye, and forgoing exercise – is not the answer.  AARP’s Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert and caregiver herself, offers this list of helpful tips to help family caregivers come through the holiday season …

Drowsy Driving: the Forgotten Impairment

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Most drivers know drowsy driving is risky, yet too many still do it. Of course we cannot always get enough sleep as easily as we can avoid alcohol and drugs, but we must try, because drowsiness can be every bit as dangerous. It causes 100,000+ crashes nationally every year, killing over 1,500 of us and injuring at least 40,000 more. And those are conservative estimates, because drowsiness is so difficult to quantify and track. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic …

Masson Named Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Doug Masson of Cambridge, VT was named Volunteer of the Year for the AARP Vermont Driver Safety Program.  Doug has been insrtumental in delivering the program on many levels, according to Dave Peters, Driver Safety state coordinator. Doug serves as an instructor, district coordinator, trainer and Car Fit technician.  In 2014 alone he taught 9 classes and recruited and trained 4 new instructors. He has been active in launching and conducting CarFit programs around Vermont and helped train 3 new …

Are you a caregiver? Tell your story.

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

  Across Vermont unsung heroes care for parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, friends, and other loved ones – helping them stay at home, with dignity, as they age. This silent army helps with bathing and dressing, transportation, meal preparation, and even complicated medical tasks like wound care and medication management. They are family caregivers. AARP recently launched a new initiative called I Heart Caregivers to recognize and honor family caregivers who givetheir hearts each and every day; to share their stories; and, to …