Don’t be the Next Victim!

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Events | Fraud | Home & Family | Money & Work Every day another older Vermonter is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive scam artists are targeting seniors across the country to the tune of billions! Find out how you can recognize a con, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. You’re invited to a free, informational presentation by AARP and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office about the latest scams and how to prevent a loss. Locations: Rutland, Morrisville, Bellows Falls, and Manchester. See below for …

Survey: Newport Residents Stress Transportation, Jobs and Information as Top Concerns

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Nearly 700 residents of Orleans County, including over 300 from Newport, responded to a citywide survey of livability needs and issues spotlighting a number of key findings as the city works towards becoming more “age friendly”. The findings will help inform the work of the Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council as they formulate recommendations and develop an action plan moving forward. The areas of focus in the survey centered on the following: -Jobs -Accessible / affordable community health services -Civic …

Welcome Spring with Social Events

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources AARP Vermont is welcoming the arrival of spring by inviting members to enjoy three free events in Chittenden County. On May 7, AARP members will gather at the Shelburne Vineyard for wine tasting and winery tours. On May 14, Peace Corps representatives will discuss new opportunities abroad for volunteers age 50-plus. Finally, on May 17, AARP members can mix and mingle with staff and volunteers while enjoying a free glass of cider at the Citizen Cider tasting room in Burlington’s …

Don’t be a target… or a victim! Free Fraud Prevention Sessions

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family | Money & Work Join us in Rutland, Morrisville, Bellows Falls or Manchester Every day another older Vermonter is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive scam artists are targeting seniors across the country to the tune of billions! Find out how you can recognize a con, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. You’re invited to a free, informational presentation about the latest scams and how to prevent a loss. Join us for expert presentations from AARP and the …

Let’s Make Sure All Vermonters Get to Vote!

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

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

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 …