— Walk Audit Report The growing population over 50 represents both a transformative force by itself and a net asset to the city of Burlington. In 2006, AARP Vermont launched the Burlington Livable Community Project, a collaborative approach to planning for the demands an aging population will place on Burlington as a city, its residents, and its resources while recognizing how older adults will continue to fuel economic activity far longer than past generations have. Today, AARP Vermont’s efforts for a …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— On Thursday, Sept. 20, AARP Vermont and AARP Massachusetts will cosponsor a Scam Jam to help consumers in both states learn how to guard against fraud. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (D) and law enforcement officials from both states will discuss bogus investment deals, phone calls from impostor grandchildren, lottery scams and other ploys. The best prevention, experts say, is to become aware of how scams work so you can recognize them and avoid the traps. The free Scam Jam …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— Kelly Stoddard-Poor of AARP Vermont will lead a discussion about livable communities on Wednesday, June 20. She will address current population trends and explain how efforts to make communities more livable can help more Vermonters continue to live at home as they age, rather than moving into more costly institutional care. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)—which offers a range of low-cost workshops, lectures and programs for lifelong learning at the university level—is sponsoring the event from 5:30-7 p.m., at …

—       The Vermont Senior Games invites you to join in.  The VSG  is dedicated to promoting healthy aging through sport for people over 50. With a focus on “Fun, Fitness, Fellowship” there is a place for everyone in the games. Test yourself against the best or just compete in some fun sport.  Meet others with similar interests. Tennis, golf, track, cycling, road racing, swimming, hoops and the list goes on. Qualifiers get to represent Vermont at the National …

—    Nearly one in four Vermonters age 65 and older engage in risky alcohol use – a level significantly higher than the national average of 19 percent, and Vermont health officials are working to reach out to this often-overlooked population of people who drink.   “Alcohol affects the body differently as we get older,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD. “Aging lowers the body’s tolerance for alcohol. Which means the amount of alcohol you used to be able to handle …

— Join Us!  Summer Tech Talk     Technology for Tomorrow is partnering with the AARP Vermont and The University of Vermont Health Network to bring you the summer TechTalk. Join us at this free, informational seminar on the topics of Digital Citizenship, Common Scams, and Telehealth.   WHAT: Free educational seminar brought to you by Technology for Tomorrow WHERE: 500 Dorset Street South Burlington (FHT Middle School) WHEN: Saturday, June 16th, 2018 9.00 am – 11.30 am REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2rq801Z …

— The Community Sailing Center on Lake Champlain in Burlington is offering discount sailing lessons for AARP members. The offer is 15 percent off classes taught by expert skippers on keel boats and smaller craft. Choose from an active hands-on introduction to sailing on a two-person vessel or a more relaxed experience with several adults learning together on a larger boat. Morning, evening and weekend sessions are available thoughout the summer. To register, go to communitysailingcenter.org/sailing/adult-programs and use promo code 50Plus, …

— SSTA is looking for full and part-time paratransit drivers to help our clients get where they need to go. Drivers operate a 27’ van, 14-passenger van, or sedan, providing reliable door-to-door transportation.   Our organizational culture is friendly, hard-working, with high standards for customer service. We offer a robust benefits package, competitive pay, paid holidays, and vacation time.   Learn more and download an application at http://sstarides.org/employment–opportunities/ or pick one up at 2091 Main Street, Colchester, Vermont, 802-878-1527.   SSTA …