Heath Care at a Crossroads — What is Vermont’s Path Forward

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Vermont Health Care at a Crossroads Where is health care going in the US and Vermont? How will it affect those over 50? Can we afford reform? What about Medicare? Can Vermont be a laboratory for real reform?  Health care is clearly at a crossroads in our nation and here in Vermont. As the Affordable Care Act unfolds, Vermont is looking ahead at ways to change how we pay for health care and how to reduce costs. Join us as we …

AARP Community Action Grants Awarded in Newport

AARP Community Action Grants Awarded in Newport

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Home & Family | Vermont 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 | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Vermont   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, …

AARP Establishes Fund for Heating Assistance

AARP Establishes Fund for Heating Assistance

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Vermont AARP Foundation announced Wednesday that it has established a relief fund to support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation, and a full 100 percent of funds …

AARP Live Returns January 23rd With Advice on Protecting Yourself from Scams

AARP Live Returns January 23rd With Advice on Protecting Yourself from Scams

Posted on 01/21/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Home & Family | Vermont Ever been the victim of a fraud or scam? AARP Live returns January 23rd with a program that will help you learn how to spot a fraud and important advice on how you can protect yourself from getting scammed. Tune in at 10 p.m. EST (9 p.m. CST) on the RFD-TV network or online at: www.aarp.org/rfd. AARP fraud expert Doug Shadel will tell us about the latest frauds making the rounds and the top scams you should watch out for …

Open Enrollment Deadline Rapidly Approaching

Posted on 01/14/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Vermont  March 31 is the open enrollment deadline for individuals and families to enroll in health insurance coverage for 2014 through Vermont Health Connect, Vermont’s health insurance Exchange.   The March 31 deadline applies only to coverage through the private insurance plans in Vermont Health Connect.  Enrollment in Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur can happen any time.   VHAP and Catamount Health end March 31.  Enrollment must be done by March 15 for coverage effective April 1.   Financial help paying premiums …