— 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 …

— 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 …

—   Enjoy a free cup of coffee and learn new ways to use social media in the community and in advocacy campaigns. Each month, AARP VT’s coffee hour discussion is led by  volunteers on relevant, timely issues.  You will have the opportunity to share your ideas and have a chance to visit with neighbors and provide input for future topic discussions. Please join us over a cup of coffee or tea ~ What: Coffee Hour with AARP VT Volunteers Guest …

— 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 …

— Special Events for AARP Members! Join AARP members from around the area for fun, drinks and food at two upcoming events. ·  First is a Trivia Night at Burlington’s Growler Garage. Enjoy snacks, prizes and a free drink while testing out your trivia knowledge. ·  Next is a Grandparent/Grandkid Bowling Day at Spare Time Bowling in Colchester. A chance to bond with a grandchild, knock over some pins and enjoy a buffet meal on us! Trivia Night How much do …

— Protect Yourself Against Fraud Open House at People’s United Bank, Burlington, VT Two Burlington Square (Pine St) Burlington, VT 05401 March 10,  11-1 pm.   Join us at an Open House at People’s United Bank in Burlington, VT to learn more about protecting yourself from fraud and scams.  AARP is partnering with People’s United Bank across New England to educate members, customers and the public on various ID theft scams and cybercrimes.  Try out an interactive exhibit and get tips …

— It’s panic time.  Christmas and Hanukkah are here and the frenzy of holiday shopping, checklists and bills is mounting.  It’s a time of good cheer, smiling faces, and good will to all.  Sorry folks, but it’s also time for the Grinch!  The scammers are out and about spreading holiday gloom in a number of ways so let’s take a look at the short list of do’s and don’ts. (sorry if some of this may sound familiar but  reminders do not …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen!  Sadly, older Vermonters are being targeted in great numbers. AARP Vermont and the Fraud Watch Network are working across Vermont to give you information and tools to protect yourself and your family from these cons.  Free informational forums are being offered to community groups, senior centers, libraries, residential facilities and other organizations upon request.  If you are interested, contact Elliott Greenblott at 802-254-4489 or egreenblott@aarp.org. Here’s a look at the latest scams: 1. …

— Tax season is underway. This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Trained counselors are ready to help Vermonters file electronically …