North Avenue: A Complete Street in the Making

Posted on 07/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Vermont If you live in or around Burlington, chances are you have driven North Avenue.  This important street is the backbone of the New North End as well as a key connection between the New North End and the Waterfront and Downtown. What is less likely is that you have biked North Avenue, or walked along it for any distance.    Over the last year or so, a group of citizens and municipal staff have been working hard on the “North …

10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Home & Family | Money & Work | Vermont If you’re making a career change—by choice or out of necessity—you can take steps to help ensure a smooth transition. AARP is here to help with a variety of resources at Help includes tips on networking, learning about job openings, researching employers and applying for positions. Here are 10 tips to help you make a successful transition to a new career. Tip #1: Inventory your skills. Draw four columns on a sheet of paper. In the first column, make …

Get the Inside Scoop On Scams and Fraud in VT

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Vermont AARP knows that fraud will never be eliminated entirely, but there is a lot more that can be done to arm consumers with tools to detect and avoid fraud.  That’s why AARP launched its Fraud Watch Network because of the serious fraud threats here in Utah, where it’s a multi-billion dollar industry, as it is all across the country.  Fraud isn’t just limited to “too good to be true” offers.  According to recent report by Javelin Strategy and Research, more …

Speak Up!! Hearing on Housing in Burlington Set for June 12

Posted on 06/6/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Vermont Let’s talk about housing needs in Burlington!  The Mayor’s office recently released a comprehensive housing strategy report outlining a number of recommendations to improve and grow the housing stock in downtown Burlington, addressing issues of affordability and availability.  Appropriate and affordable housing is a key component to the development of a livable community.  The first opportunity for the public to weigh in on the report is June 12 at 7 p.m. in Contois Auditorium at City Hall.

Time to Brush up on Your Driving Skills?

Posted on 05/23/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Vermont The AARP Smart Driver® Program, a classroom driver refresher course, is offered regularly throughout Vermont.   Program content addresses the changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as we age and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes.  The course also reviews how changes in vehicles and roadways affect driving safety featuring new research-based content and information regarding Vermont motor vehicle laws.  Updated content includes discussion of health and mental acuity as well as approaches to limit the need to …

AARP Live Looks at Fraud on Thursday Night Show

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | Vermont Frauds and scams will be the focus of this month’s AARP Live airing Thursday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. ET on the RFD-TV network.   May is Older American’s month and, unfortunately, older Americans are often the target of con artists. We’ll go inside the mind of one crook as he reveals how he was so successful scamming grandparents. And, we’ll share tips and information how to keep you from becoming a victim.  Panelists on this month’s show will include …