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 …

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 …