— Protect Yourself Against Fraud Open House at People’s United Bank, Burlington, VT Two Burlington Square (Pine St) Burlington, VT 05401 March 10,  11-1 pm.   Join us at an Open House at People’s United Bank in Burlington, VT to learn more about protecting yourself from fraud and scams.  AARP is partnering with People’s United Bank across New England to educate members, customers and the public on various ID theft scams and cybercrimes.  Try out an interactive exhibit and get tips …

— It’s panic time.  Christmas and Hanukkah are here and the frenzy of holiday shopping, checklists and bills is mounting.  It’s a time of good cheer, smiling faces, and good will to all.  Sorry folks, but it’s also time for the Grinch!  The scammers are out and about spreading holiday gloom in a number of ways so let’s take a look at the short list of do’s and don’ts. (sorry if some of this may sound familiar but  reminders do not …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen!  Sadly, older Vermonters are being targeted in great numbers. AARP Vermont and the Fraud Watch Network are working across Vermont to give you information and tools to protect yourself and your family from these cons.  Free informational forums are being offered to community groups, senior centers, libraries, residential facilities and other organizations upon request.  If you are interested, contact Elliott Greenblott at 802-254-4489 or egreenblott@aarp.org. Here’s a look at the latest scams: 1. …

— Tax season is underway. This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Trained counselors are ready to help Vermonters file electronically …

— Protect yourself from scammers! Hear the latest on how to avoid being the next victim.           SPRINGFIELD: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Breakfast served) Hartness House, 30 Orchard Street, Springfield, VT 05156 RANDOLPH: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch served) Three Stallion Inn, 665 Stock Farm Road, Randolph, VT 05060 ST. ALBANS: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch served) Twiggs, 28 N. Main Street, …

— Join us for a virtual job fair delivered to you online in the comfort of your home. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm ET. Register at www.aarp.org/VirtualCareerFair​ This online career event for experienced workers will feature helpful job search resources and AARP Employer Pledge Program organizations that value experience! This live event offers you a great way to re-charge a job search, meet potential employers, get timely job search advice, and connect with other job seekers. …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— “Today we learned of yet another significant cost overrun on the Vermont Gas Systems Phase 1 pipeline project to the tune of $33 million. This comes on top of a $35 million increase announced this summer. AARP Vermont is calling on Vermont’s Dept. of Public Service and the Public Service Board to give close scrutiny to today’s announcement since it is current ratepayers in Chittenden and Franklin Counties that will be footing the bill. The public deserves to know what …