— 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!

— Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

—   AARP Campaign Warns: ‘Protect your Heart and Your Money’ As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 27 percent of Vermont residents polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted financial scams while seeking friendship or love interest online. To help empower people to take steps to protect themselves and their family members, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, over 125,000 of whom live right here in Vermont (VT). Our mission includes helping people age 50 and over turn goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and fighting for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, livable communities, caregiving, employment security and financial resiliency.  At AARP, we believe age and experience expand your possibilities. AARP VT is seeking a new Volunteer …

—   Enjoy a free cup of coffee and share your ideas on making Greater Burlington more livable. Please join us Wednesday, February 14 from 9AM – 10AM.  NOTE: I have several free copies of the AARP book “Your Brain: Boost your memory and Improve Your Life; Smart Foods, Mental Workouts, Power of the Mind” that I will hand out to attendees. Please join us over a cup of coffee or tea ~ What: Coffee Hour with AARP VT with Coffee & Snacks When: February 14 from 9AM -10AM, Second Wednesday of Every Month Location: Nomad Coffee VT, …

— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address this evening: “In tonight’s State of the Union address, AARP was heartened to hear the President highlight the growing crisis of skyrocketing prescription drug prices. Many Americans, particularly older adults and seniors, are struggling financially to afford their medications. “Prescription drug prices have reached a crisis point. Too many Americans are being forced to choose between paying for the medicines they need …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

—     New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly.  Identity theft and other scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  Last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion dollars to fraud and scams.  In fact, every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money?  How can you outsmart scammers before they strike?  Beat the con artists at their game. Check these scam alerts and don’t get taken …

— January 9th, 2019, marked the start of a new legislative biennium in the Vermont General Assembly. The Democrats this session have 95 seats in the House and 102 votes if members of the Progressive party vote with them. Here is a rundown of Committee assignments. In the House there are 7 new Chairs of Committees: •    House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife – Rep. Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) •    House Commerce and Economic Development – Rep. Mike Marcotte (R-Coventry) …

—   Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover how to submit claims and appeal them when they’ve been denied. Plus, you’ll have the chance to get your questions answered live during the event! Attend and you’ll learn all about: Coverage …