Do You Qualify for Energy Assistance?

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Green Mountain Power (GMP) has an Energy Assistance Program that can save low-income customers about $20 a month. Only 18 percent of eligible households have signed up, however, and AARP is encouraging Vermonters on fixed incomes to apply. “Sadly, many people forgo medications and even food to keep the lights on,” said Greg Marchildon, AARP state director. AARP Vermont fought for several years to establish the program, which began in January 2013. The program provides a 25 percent discount on …

Active Living Workshops for Burlington’s South End

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Home & Family   AARP VT and the City of Burlington want to hear your ideas and dreams for a more “livable” South End in Burlington!   Join us for a dynamic and interactive workshop to share your ideas of creating a better neighborhood, whether you bike, ride or walk! This is your opportunity to provide input into the efforts underway for Plan BTV South End.    When:  Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 25th – 27th Where: ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington    You …

Celebrate our Burlington’s Streets! Sept. 21

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Home & Family 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 …

Just Redesigned! AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

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

Home & Family 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 …

Free Shredding Days

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Home & Family Fight Fraud — Shred Instead! Bring your boxes or bags of documents, bank statements, credit card junk mail, etc. and watch it shredded at our free shredding day in South Burlington and Rutland. Please, no more than three boxes or bags per person. Paper clips and staples don’t need to be removed.                             South Burlington: Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:00 AM -12 noon Lot Behind Walgreen’s 514 Farrell …

North Avenue: A Complete Street in the Making

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

Home & Family 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 …