AARP Vermont

Giving voice to the concerns and interests of older Vermonters
DEC 1, 2020
Priorities include broadband, high drug costs, utility relief, retirement security and protection against third-party energy suppliers.
DEC 11, 2019
Letter to Governor: Proposed Double-Digit Delivery Rate Hikes – Including 34% on Heating Gas – Unaffordable for Consumers ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to oppose a planned $1.2 billion Consolidated Edison rate hike that would raise gas delivery rates by 25% to 34% and electric delivery rates by 16% over three years.
DEC 11, 2019
An Act To Establish The Family Caregiving Tax Credit
DEC 10, 2019
The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil Alabamians’ celebrations. A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic.
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Vermont for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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A public safety demonstration grant from AARP Louisiana has helped transform Longfellow Park in North Baton Rouge into a peaceful sanctuary among its treasured live oaks. The funding allowed BREC to install permanent up-lighting to 15 Live Oak Trees and provided for more pedestrian lighting along the walking trail at the park. The new features will be unveiled at a celebration on Tuesday, Dec.17. The festivities will include food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. This event is free and open to the public.
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AARP New Jersey unveils its statewide campaign to lower prescription drugs with a series of videos featuring real people talking about real problems with high prescription drug prices.
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Greetings one and all…
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Whether at work or school, December is the season for gift exchanges and scammers want to get in on the action. One pyramid scam often seen around this season involves a viral social media post about joining in a Secret Holiday gift exchange. It promises that if you send one gift to a recipient, you will receive upwards of 30 gifts in return. However, these chain “gift exchanges” are a form of illegal gambling. Not only may you not receive any gifts, but you also may end up in legal trouble. With so many ways to give in real life, skip the virtual gift giving and have a safer holiday season.
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FALLS CHURCH—"Is there anyone here who has not received a spam phone call?” asked Pamela Houghtaling, an AARP volunteer community ambassador.
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Andrus Award for Community Service Honors Outstanding Volunteers Age 50-Plus
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Whether you're new to caregiving or not, it's always helpful to have a roadmap of local services that you might not otherwise have thought about. Try this Community Resource Finder, made available by Alzheimer's Association and AARP. It will ask for your zip code so that it can steer you toward whichever resources you choose.
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