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—   Can you or your group make a difference in the Queen City?   As a way to encourage and support grassroots action to make Burlington more livable, AARP Vermont is once again offering Community Action Grants to provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Livable BTV, an AARP Vermont initiative aimed at preparing Burlington for the rapidly aging demographic shift – particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and …

Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— It wouldn’t be summer in New Hampshire without the 83rd Annual Craftsmen’s Fair https://www.nhcrafts.org/craftsmens-fair-overview.php – August 6 through 14, 2016 – at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.  http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/index.asp.  AARP members receive a $7 discounted ticket – at the gate or online http://www.nhcrafts.org – with their membership card.  To receive the discount when ordering online, https://www.nhcrafts.org/tix and use the code FAIR2. Don’t miss this fun, festival-like atmosphere with shopping, entertainment and interactive activities for all ages.  Shop for one-of-a-kind crafts from …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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—  Free Document Shredding and Fraud Forum in Newport! Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Community National Bank   People 50-plus are especially vulnerable and account for more than half of all consumer fraud victims. Here are two ways to protect yourself and your family. Fraud Forum—Get up to date on the latest scams and schemes to help protect you and the people you care about at our presentation on what makes you vulnerable and how to stay ahead of the crooks. …

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— Forums to Feature Phil Scott, Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Sue Minter and Bruce Lisman. Moderator – Jim Leddy All five major party candidates will participate in a town hall-style gubernatorial forum this week at Champlain College. The event is being held over 2 nights to give each candidate 45 minutes to address questions from the audience and the moderator. A brief reception will be held before and after when candidates will be able to meet informally with attendees. Details below: …

TAS AARP

— You wouldn’t know it from most news coverage, but voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. That’s why AARP’s Take A Stand campaign is calling on the major networks to push the candidates much harder on this important issue. In Vermont, Social Security helps 138,000 people pay their bills. It keeps thousands in the middle class – and above the poverty line. Vermont residents depend on Social …

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— Seize the opportunity on Aug. 28 to embark on Lake Champlain as part of the fifth annual AARP Day on the Lake. AARP members can choose a guided harbor tour on a 23-foot keelboat, an hour-long paddleboard lesson or a chance to explore on their own in a kayak or canoe. All options are free, and each AARP member can bring one guest. “We really enjoy meeting our members and treating them to an adventure on beautiful Lake Champlain that …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— June 21, 2016 “AARP Vermont is not surprised to hear that another cost increase – nearly $12 million — has been announced by Vermont Gas Systems and that ratepayers are once again going to take a direct hit for a portion of it. This is a project that company officials have repeatedly assured the public will come in “on time and on budget.” Clearly this is not the case.  Costs continue to pile up and the company now expects customers …