—  Have a Cup of Coffee on AARP Vermont          Coffee Hour: June 14th  from 9AM – 10AM:  Enjoy a free cup of coffee and get the latest scoop on Medicare.   AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour will host a guest speaker each month to lead discussions about relevant, timely topics that give you a chance to visit with neighbors and AARP Volunteers. June 14 Guest Speaker: Dana Reed, from Age Well Vermont, will provide an overview of Medicare …

— Due to the tragedy that occurred this weekend resulting in the loss of five teens from the Waterbury area, the AARP Gubernatorial Debate tonight at the DoubleTree Hotel in So. Burlington has been cancelled. As a close member of that community, Sue Minter and her family will be attending a vigil at Harwood Union High School this evening. Our thoughts are with the families and all the victims. It is a sad day for all of us. Both campaigns agree …

— Need help with computers? Join Technology for Tomorrow, AARP Vermont, AT&T Wireless, and Small Dog Electronics for the Tech Talk 2.0! Learn from the experts! Join us for a FREE educational technology workshop covering the following topics: -Internet Safety and Fraud Watch -How to Find the Right Smartphone for You -iCloud -Password Management The Tech Talk 2.0 will allow you to get your tech questions answered by local professionals for FREE.  All are welcome to attend this educational workshop. DATE: …

— 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 …

—  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. …

— 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: …

— 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 …

— Gubernatorial Town Halls: We invite you to attend candidate town hall style forums this summer with all five candidates for Governor. Find out how each candidate stands on issues important to older Vermonters like transportation challenges, high utility bills or housing issues. Ask your own questions—face to face. When: July 13th and July 14th Doors will open at 5pm with reception.  The forum begins at 5:30 pm, with 45 minutes per candidate, followed by reception. July 13th: Phil Scott, Matt …

— We are headed into a critical election both nationally and locally; and voters deserve to know how candidates will lead. The future of Social Security needs to be a critical part of the debate for President.  As for state level elections, if a candidate wants to be Governor, they should be able to tell us their plans to address transportation needs and the rising cost of our utilities.  We need your help to ensure issues facing older adults are top …

— Do you want inspiration for how Burlington could make its streets safe for walking and biking — for everyone, all year round?  Join us for an evening with Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, who will share her city’s work to bring walking and biking within reach for all her city’s residents. Come to Contois Auditorium at  Burlington City Hall — Tues. April 26 at 5 PM. Minneapolis is the first and only US city to be honored as one …