Free Lake Monsters Tickets for AARP Members!!

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events Take a father, grandfather or grandchild out to the ballpark on Father’s Day! AARP has made 100 free tickets available for the June 21 game against the Lowell Spinners!  Tickets are available only after June 1. Call 802-655-6611 or stop by the box office at Centennial Field in Burlington — after June 1.

Ratepayers are picking up the VGS pipeline tab, but will they ever see any benefit?

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Money & Work  Without a doubt, the Vermont Gas pipeline project has stirred up plenty of controversy. There’s environmental impact challenges, troubling property rights issues and even the fracking debate, but little has been said about who is paying the freight on this monumental undertaking.  Current ratepayers!  Over the next 35 years, ratepayers will have to pony up over $270 million in additional rates to pay for what is now at least a $153 million endeavor. All of this is justified by a …

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

Fight Fraud — Shred Instead!

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud               Free Shredding Day In South Burlington: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 Noon Kmart parking lot Shelburne Rd. So. Burlington, VT In Rutland: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm Walmart Parking Lot, Rutland VT Get rid of those old bank statements, tax returns and financial documents — in a secure way. We will have a Secure Shred truck on site to shred your documents right in front of …

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 | 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 …