An Adventure Overseas?

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Vermont | Volunteering Please join us: “Celebrating the Achievements of Older Volunteers” A panel discussion with those who have served in Peace Corps over the age of 50 Monday, October 20, 2014,   4:00pm – 6:00pm Vermont AARP Office     199 Main Street, 2nd Floor                                                                                      Burlington, VT 05401  Peace Corps Seeks Active, Interested Seniors for Service Abroad. Use your wealth of knowledge and lifetime of experience to make a difference for a community overseas!  Peace Corps has volunteer opportunities from a variety of backgrounds …

Active Living Workshops for Burlington’s South End

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Vermont   AARP VT and the City of Burlington want to hear your ideas and dreams for a more “livable” South End in Burlington!   Join us for a dynamic and interactive workshop to share your ideas of creating a better neighborhood, whether you bike, ride or walk! This is your opportunity to provide input into the efforts underway for Plan BTV South End.    When:  Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 25th – 27th Where: ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington    You …

New VT Law — Put Down the Cell Phone While Driving!

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Vermont It’s time to put down the cell phone….at least when you’re behind the wheel. On October 1st a new handheld device law goes into effect impacting all drivers on Vermont roads.  It is already illegal for any driver to text while driving or to use a portable electronic or computing device in a work zone, and for drivers under age 18 to use a handheld device anywhere. But on October 1, that ban will be extended to all drivers everywhere …

Celebrate our Burlington’s Streets! Sept. 21

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Vermont One of the Biggest Events of the Year…Vermont’s First Ciclovia!  Sunday, September 21, 2014  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Open Streets BTV is a celebration of one of the city’s largest public spaces — our streets! For the first Open Streets BTV event, three miles of streets in the Old North End neighborhood will be closed to cars and opened to people.  The event will provide residents and visitors with places to mingle, play, and shop, all while promoting healthy …

Just Redesigned! AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Home & Family | Vermont The AARP Smart Driver Safety Course has a new look! Available in all areas of the state, this program features newly produced text and audio-visual materials with an emphasis on data-based research and Vermont motor vehicle law.  While we focus on the needs of older drivers, the program is appropriate for any age. Classes are four hours in length and address how changes in roads, vehicles, and ourselves affect our driving and safety. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn …

Burlington’s Road to Sustainability

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Vermont   Sustainable Communities by Bruce Seifer Burlington is the largest municipality in the state of Vermont by far. Situated on the edge of Lake Champlain, the city boasts a hospital, five colleges, and quality-of-life amenities that include a bike path, a boat house, historic architecture, a marina, and parks. But it wasn’t always so ideal. When I first began working for the municipal government over 30 years ago, this city of 37,894 was on the decline. Bernard Sanders had just …