An Adventure Overseas?

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Report: Revamp Data on Medical Costs

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Vermont is not meeting its legal obligation to inform consumers about variations in medical costs depending on where they seek care, according to a recent report from State Auditor Doug Hoffer (D). The report calls for revamping the state’s health claims database to allow consumers to compare prices online. Launched in 2009, the Vermont Health Care Uniform Reporting and Evaluation System (VHCURES) was created not only to help policymakers improve the state’s health care system, but also to help consumers …

Time to Brush up on Your Driving Skills?

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Walk and Roll to Schools with Neighborhood Kids!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Start your day with a brisk walk to school along with a group of local school children as part of the second annual Vermont Intergenerational Walk and Roll to School Day on May 7, 2014. Last year nearly 50 elementary schools across the state took part in the event by holding a walk/bike to school event in their community and connecting kids with older residents.   “This event really took off last year and we are hoping to build on it …