— 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!

— The City of Winooski’s first-ever parklet project is coming to Main Street. What is a parklet?  Parklets are public seating platforms that convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces. Most parklets have a distinctive design that incorporates seating, greenery, and/or other pedestrian-friendly features. About the project On March 27th, 2018, AARP awarded the City of Winooski Community Services Department with their Placemaking Demonstration Project Grant in the amount of $3,000. These funds will be applied to creating a special seasonal parklet that will …

— 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 …

— 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, …

— Enjoy a free cup of coffee and learn about CarShare Vermont. Tim Boyle will talk about their collaboration with AARP and the benefits of carsharing as part of an active multimodal lifestyle. CarShare VT is also running a special promotion for residents age 55+ that Tim will share information about. AARP VT’s coffee hour discussion will be led by our volunteers on relevant, timely issues.  You will have the opportunity to share your ideas and have a chance to visit …

—   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 …

— 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 …

— During NYC Broadway Week, September 4 -17, 2017, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 10-16, 2017. Mark Your Calendars: AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for NYC Broadway Week, starting August 10, …

— Join AARP members from the Brattleboro area at the AARP Chapter’s annual summer Potluck Picnic. AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon will be on hand along with free goodies and valuable literature for attendees. The fun starts on Tuesday, August 15, 11:30am-2:30pm at Memorial Park in Brattleboro (near I-91 exit 2) in the down-hill “Senior Picnic Area” alongside the parking area. Bring a dish and enjoy free food, drink and snack while learning about upcoming chapter programs and statewide activity …