Drowsy Driving: the Forgotten Impairment

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

About AARP 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

About AARP 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 …

Just Redesigned! AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

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

About AARP 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 …

10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career

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

About AARP 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 www.aarp.org/WorkResources. 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 …

AARP Community Action Grants Awarded in Newport

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP Four small organizations with big plans have been selected to receive Community Action Grants from AARP Vermont supporting their efforts to make Newport a more “Age-Friendly” city.  In partnering with AARP Vermont, Newport has committed to embrace the changing demographics of an aging population by focusing on safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and community engagement opportunities for all ages.  These Community Action Grants support that direction by funding small, grassroots organizations that are …

Capital Outlook — Legislative Update From AARP VT – Feb. 2014

Posted on 02/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP   A number of important issues ranging from health care to financial security are being debated this legislative session, learn more about AARP-VT’s efforts in the legislature to improve the quality of life for the 50+ population across the state.  To find ways to get involved and take action please contact us!   Better Protection for Residential Consumers in Utility Rate Cases (S.25): Governor Shumlin signed a new law that requires the Vermont Department of Public Service to give more consideration to residential, …