— 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!

—   Linda Bowden of Burlington has been has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont, a volunteer position working closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in Vermont. Her responsibilities include serving as a volunteer spokesperson, chairing the AARP Vermont Advisory Council, building networks and community partnerships, and recruiting volunteers. “Linda has distinguished herself as both a dedicated volunteer who not only embraces the mission of the organization and the state office, …

— 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 …

— AARP Vermont is presenting its most prestigious award for community service to Linda Bowden, a lead volunteer for livable communities and an advisory council member. Bowden, of Burlington, has worked with other volunteers and community partners on everything from bike-share programs to neighborhood walks taken to check on infrastructure, to monthly coffee-hour discussions. The Andrus Award for Community Service, which will be presented to Bowden at a ceremony on Nov. 8, is named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. …

— 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 …

— 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 …

—   Are you a musician…or just into music?  There’s a non-profit in Burlington that could use your help on some projects. Big Heavy World has been preserving and promoting Vermont-made music since 1996. It’s a volunteer-staffed music office that provides technical support, mentoring and promotion for every kind of music and creates resources for all to share. They bring Vermont musicians together. Volunteer!  Big Heavy operates 105.9FM The Radiator, a truly local community radio station.  AARP members are welcome to …

—           AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network needs you!   We are recruiting volunteers to act as team members in our efforts to protect Vermonters from becoming victims of fraud and scams.  What is AARP Fraud Watch?  The program is part of a nation-wide effort to educate the public on the nature fraud and the various forms it takes.  In Vermont, we conduct presentations for groups and organizations on a variety of topics, we distribute literature by staffing …

— The Vermont Retired Teachers Association (VRTA) is a statewide advocate and voice for over 10,000 retired educators and educational support workers.  VRTA is the only organization in Vermont representing all individuals who retired from work in the schools of the state.  VRTA speaks in support of retirement and health care programs that benefit those who dedicated their life work to educating and providing services to K-12 students and beyond.  Local chapters of the organization can be found in all areas …

— For people who don’t drive, it can be hard to find convenient, affordable transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. That’s why AARP is recruiting volunteer drivers for Community Rides, a statewide program that offers free round trips for older Vermonters, people with disabilities and Medicaid patients. “This program provides a critical service in all corners of Vermont, and the need for volunteers has never been greater, especially in rural areas,” said Dave Reville, a spokesman for AARP …

— Explore your Real Possibilities   AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, over 135,000 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 …