— 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!

— Join us in Killington for Aging in VT: Healthy Living Conference on Oct. 26. Featuring Guest Speaker Former Governor  Madeleine Kunin on her new book. Registration Deadline Extended to Wednesday, October 3rd The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) and the  Vermont Association of Senior Centers and Meal Providers (VASCAMP)  are pleased to be holding the 2nd annual Aging in Vermont Conference with the theme this year on healthy living.   Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Killington …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— About 40,000 taxpayers who rely on Social Security will no longer pay state taxes on those benefits, thanks to the advocacy of AARP and its volunteers. AARP Vermont launched a campaign to provide recipients with overdue tax relief on these retirement benefits. Effective this tax year, single filers with up to $45,000 in adjusted gross income and couples earning up to $60,000 are exempt from state taxes on Social Security benefits.  

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— Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.   For more than a decade, brand name drug prices have exceeded the general inflation rate of other consumer goods by a factor of two-fold to more than 100-fold, according …

— Early Voting Opens Tomorrow! This Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the official opening date for early and absentee voting in Vermont for the November 6th election. With the elections just around the corner, AARP wants to make sure you are informed on the issues that matter most to you. With that said, please find below a list of upcoming events for both gubernatorial candidates so that you may have the opportunity to learn more about each candidate and what they stand …

— Attend AARP Vermont’s Live! Online Career Expo Learn skills. Meet employers. Reach your goals. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1-4 p.m. ET Want to get ahead or get hired? If you live in Vermont you can’t afford to miss our Live! Online Career Expo. Employers and career professionals from your area will be online to help you learn about the skills they value. This three-hour online event was created to help you reach your career goals—and allow you to explore options …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7 p.m. ET You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— AARP Vermont is offering special discounts to three shows next month at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington. Members will get a 15 percent discount on admission to hear Pat Metheny play jazz on Tuesday, Oct. 2; the Capitol Steps perform political satire on Thursday, Oct. 11; and Rock of Ages, a rock/jukebox musical with songs from the 1980s, on Thursday, Oct. 18. Go to flynncenter.org for details. Identify yourself as an AARP member when buying tickets at …

—   For more than 20 years AARP Vermont has been representing the interests of ratepayers in utility cases before the Vermont Public Utility Commission. It has been a long, expensive and frustrating battle. Over those two decades AARP Vermont has stood up for consumers in a number of high profile cases: we opposed rate designs that shifted costs to residential ratepayers; fought to lower unfairly high rate increases; opposed sweetheart deals to lower electric rates for large industrial companies like …