Let’s Make Sure All Vermonters Get to Vote!

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Home | Advocacy | Voters Please help AARP improve access to voting for people of all ages. We need your voice! Please contact your Senator (800-322-5616) and ask him or her to vote for the Same-Day Voter Registration legislation (S.29) so that eligible voters can register to vote on Election Day. The right to vote is the most basic of all political rights and Vermonters have a long tradition of supporting laws that give eligible voters more opportunities to register to vote. It is a good …

Making a Difference — Long Term Care Ombudsmen Needed to Help Vermont Elders

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Home | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Volunteering Mr. Johnson, a former farmer, is not allowed outside for walks.    You hear rumors that there is not enough staff at your local nursing home.  Would you like to have a positive impact on situations like these, but don’t know how?    The Vermont Long Term Ombudsman Project is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are needed in every part of our state.  Our volunteers advocate for people in long term care facilities, like nursing homes residential care homes and assisted …

Community Grants Awarded in Newport

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Home | About AARP | AGE-FRIENDLY | Community 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 …

Greenblott Graduates from AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Home | Community | Volunteering Elliott Greenblott of Brattleboro, VT participated in the graduation ceremony for the AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI in Washington, DC in February.    He was joined by 32 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.  Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, was a guest speaker.  VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer …

Senior and Meal-site Directors Band Together

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Volunteering AARP Vermont is helping to launch a coalition of senior center and meal-site directors to provide a forum for sharing best practices and opportunities for training and networking. The idea got off the ground in October, when AARP organized a conference for 50 of the state’s senior center and meal-site directors. A steering committee will meet regularly to address management issues such as fundraising and programming. Coalition members want to make their issues more visible to state and local governments …

Memory Loss is no Joke — Community Conversation in Keene

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Uncategorized We often joke about memory loss but what happens when it becomes more than a senior moment?  What is the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia – on the person, the caregiver, society, and the economy?  And what can we do about it? Join AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television for a Caring to Remember Community Conversation           Wednesday, March 18            6:30 to 8:00 pm           Historical Society of Cheshire County             246 Main Street, Keene           RSVP There …