Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Vermont What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

“ Observation Status” and Vermonters: Learn How to Protect Yourself!

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Vermont    Seniors, families and friends, and professionals are invited to learn how to navigate this complicated Medicare provision when faced with a hospital short stay. “Observation status” is a Medicare designation for a hospital stay that patients experience as inpatients receiving care, but that Medicare considers outpatient. Increasingly, many Vermonters, like seniors across the country, have already suffered financial hardship particularly with rehab and nursing home bills when they transfer from the hospital from a short stay because Medicare will …

Don’t be the Next Victim!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | Vermont Every day another older Vermonter is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive scam artists are targeting seniors across the country to the tune of billions! Find out how you can recognize a con, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. You’re invited to a free, informational presentation about the latest scams and how to prevent a loss.   Join us for expert presentations from AARP and the Vermont Attorney General’s office. White River Junction:  Monday, …

Starting a small business?

Starting a small business?

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Vermont Is starting a small business right for you?  Do you have an idea to start your own small business?  Need basic information on what to do next, understand how much it will cost, and find out where to go for assistance?  Then you may want to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire and the Small Business Administration.  In three locations – Plymouth, Keene and Lebanon – these free 90-minute forums can help you start or grow …

Law Aims to Protect Consumers in Utility Cases

Law Aims to Protect Consumers in Utility Cases

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Vermont A new law aims to ensure the interests of residential, low-income and small-business customers are considered in rate cases and other utility proceedings before the state Public Service Board.  The law requires the Public Service Department, an agency in the state executive branch, to focus more acutely on the interests of underrepresented groups when advocating on consumers’ behalf before the regulatory board. AARP helped draft the law and urged lawmakers to pass it.  “Large utilities and businesses have the resources …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Money & Work | Vermont     Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan.   If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how.   Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions   …