Help Vermonters Stay Safe — Be a Fraud Fighter!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-08T16:03:57+00:00">December 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-08T16:04:30+00:00">December 8, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

          AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network needs you!   We are recruiting volunteers to act as team members in our efforts to protect Vermonters from becoming victims of fraud and scams.  What is AARP Fraud Watch?  The program is part of a nation-wide effort to educate the public on the nature fraud and the various forms it takes.  In Vermont, we conduct presentations for groups and organizations on a variety of topics, we distribute literature by staffing …

Coffee Hour in BTV — Health Care and Technology

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-08T12:23:02+00:00">December 8, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

  Enjoy a free cup of coffee and participate in a discussion of new approaches to community health care delivery.   This month’s speaker is Jane Alsofrom from Imaging the World. ITW is changing global medicine through a revolutionary concept integrating technology, training and community to bring medical expertise and high quality health care to remote and under-served areas worldwide.  It is a Burlington based organization. A Q&A and discussion will follow. AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour focuses on discussions about …

AARP Letter to Senate: Tax Legislation Could Spur Significant Cuts to Medicare

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-30T15:41:04+00:00">November 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-01T09:23:49+00:00">December 1, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing concerns about tens of billions of dollars in potential cuts to Medicare next year alone, as well as potential tax increases or little or no tax relief for older Americans. The full text of the letter to the Senate is below:   Dear Senator: On behalf of our members and all Americans age 50 and older, AARP is writing to express our views on the Senate’s Tax Cuts and …

Complete Streets Implementation In Vermont Towns — Presentation Materials here

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-07T15:57:15+00:00">November 7, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

AARP Vermont partnered with Smart Growth America on Nov. 6 to host a Vermont-specific webinar on implementing complete streets principles in rural and small towns across the state. Attendees and officials from towns and villages across Vermont participated. Complete Streets policies ensure that transportation agencies and municipalities routinely design and operate the right of ways to enable safe access for everyone on the road. Complete Streets guidelines make community and roadway planners think about how people can access the community …

Beware of Holiday Scammers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-06T13:54:23+00:00">November 6, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season arrived early this year (right after Labor Day) and once again the Grinch in the form of a con-artist is working hard to ruin your celebrations.  In this two-part series, we’ll look at a number of ways criminals are working to separate you from your money. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become a major part of the shopping season on the con-artist calendar.  A “new” twist seen this year is …

Coffee Talk Nov. 8 — Transportation/Public Transit and Neighbor Rides Presentation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-19T09:56:27+00:00">October 19, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Enjoy a free cup of coffee and get the latest scoop on what’s happening with transportation in Chittenden County, an important issue facing older Vermonters.   Neighborhood Rides will be sharing information about their new program.  Learn more about public transit, ways you can volunteer and get involved in transit planning. Skinny Pancake, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:00am -10:00am 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour focuses on discussions about relevant, timely topics and give you a chance …

AARP Members — Check Out These Events Just for You!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-16T15:59:17+00:00">October 16, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Special Events for AARP Members! Join AARP members from around the area for fun, drinks and food at two upcoming events. ·  First is a Trivia Night at Burlington’s Growler Garage. Enjoy snacks, prizes and a free drink while testing out your trivia knowledge. ·  Next is a Grandparent/Grandkid Bowling Day at Spare Time Bowling in Colchester. A chance to bond with a grandchild, knock over some pins and enjoy a buffet meal on us! Trivia Night How much do …

Is Big Data Hurting Our Democracy?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-13T11:48:29+00:00">October 13, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Public Talk and Call To Action with Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy Jeff Chester, Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and national advocate for media justice, joins us on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Burlington, VT for a provocative and timely talk about how Big Data threatens to change Politics and Democracy forever and what we can do to stop it. The event begins at 5.30 with a reception, followed by the Public …

Special Deals for AARP Members at the Flynn!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-05T15:58:05+00:00">September 5, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Flynn Shows — 15% Ticket Discount for AARP members! Take advantage of a special 15% discount offer for two great fall shows at the Flynn Center. John Cleese & Monty Python and the Holy Grail appear on September 21. On October 6, Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Orchestra perform. Go to the website  to buy tickets. Use code “AARP”. John Cleese & Monty Python and the Holy Grail September 21, 2017 7:30 PM Location: Flynn Center 153 Main Steet …

Community Action Grants Offered for Burlington – A Small Idea can Make a Big Difference

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-29T15:14:24+00:00">August 29, 2017</time> by AARP Vermont

Change always starts with a good idea and energy…and sometimes a little jump start! 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 …