Newport Recognized as an Age Friendly City

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Events | Home & Family | Vermont At a press conference Thursday, Newport Mayor Monette and the City of Newport were formally recognized for the city’s commitment and progress to date as a participant in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Last year, Mayor Monette, with support from city council and the community, committed Newport to become Vermont’s first city to gain such distinction. Since then, an active Advisory Council made up of 20 local government and community leaders from both the business and non-profit sectors, is leading …

In Their Words: Burlington Mayoral Candidates Share their Views in AARP’s Voter Guide

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Vermont Are you ready to elect the next mayor of Burlington?  Here’s a chance to find out how candidates Miro Weinberger and Steve Goodkind stand on issues important to Burlington residents.  Our Voter Guide reveals how they plan to address transportation, mobility and affordable housing challenges in the Queen City. If you’d like to learn more and see their answers to our questions, click here.

Can You Give a Lift?

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Vermont | Volunteering Neighbor Rides of Chittenden County helps people who don’t drive stay connected with the community. AARP Vermont is helping to recruit volunteers to drive people to grocery stores, medical appointments and other engagements. “More than 80 percent of suburban and rural Chittenden County seniors have limited transit access,” said David Reville, an AARP spokesman. “Vermont has the second-oldest state population in the country, and the challenge of providing mobility will continue to grow.” In a survey of county residents age …

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

Advocacy | Money & Work | Vermont “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

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Vermont 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

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Vermont 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 …