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 …

AARP Vermont Speaks Out on the VGS Pipeline Project

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

AARP Home | Advocacy | Press “On behalf of our members and all existing ratepayers in Chittenden and Franklin counties, AARP is pleased to learn that Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) has made the decision to drop its plans for Phase 2 of the gas pipeline project. The determination by VGS and International Paper (IP) that the project is not economically viable is a prudent one. However, it will have a direct impact on the cost of Phase 1 – a cost being paid for by current …

AARP Urges Passage of Older Americans Act

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Uncategorized Today AARP applauds the quick, bipartisan action on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA), and also cosponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Isaakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “AARP urges passage of this bipartisan bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act,” said AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon. “This bill is crucial to millions of vulnerable older Americans, providing …

IRS Tax Scams — Beware!

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work Scam Alert: Tax ID Theft & Fraud Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft–  What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information. …

Newport Recognized as an Age Friendly City

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Events | Home & Family At a press conference Thursday, Newport Mayor Monette and the City of Newport were formally recognized for the city’s commitment and progress to date as a participant in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Last year, Mayor Monette, with support from city council and the community, committed Newport to become Vermont’s first city to gain such distinction. Since then, an active Advisory Council made up of 20 local government and community leaders from both the business and non-profit sectors, is leading …