AARP Urges Passage of Older Americans Act

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP Today AARP applauds the quick, bipartisan action on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA), and also cosponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Isaakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “AARP urges passage of this bipartisan bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act,” said AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon. “This bill is crucial to millions of vulnerable older Americans, providing …

Newport Recognized as an Age Friendly City

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

About AARP 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 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.

10 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP 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 …

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 …