— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— Message from AARP Vermont on Gov. Scott’s Budget Address “AARP Vermont is pleased to have heard Governor Scott strongly endorse the move to reduce and eliminate the state’s taxation of Social Security benefits for older and low income Vermonters – legislation AARP Vermont is working hard to see through to passage. Social Security provides a basic foundation of income stability for retirees and their families.  As one of only four states that tax these benefits, our Governor and legislators alike …

—   By Marie Houghton, AARP Vermont State President   1984 was a big year in Vermont and beyond. Madeline Kunin was elected Vermont’s first woman governor, Apple unveiled the Mac PC, and Phish played at Nectors each week. It’s also the year Vermonters began paying taxes on their Social Security benefits.   Some 34 years later a lot has changed.  Apple devices are everywhere, Phish sold out 13 nights at Madison Square Garden, and… Vermonters are paying taxes on even …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

—   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 …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

—   Watch and Learn — Get a host of fraud prevention tips and information on how to protect you and your family from being the next victim of fraud.  Elliott Greenblott, AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network Coordinator, is a recognized expert on the subject and shares valuable information in this TV program from GNAT cable access TV station in Southern VT. Click on the link below to watch this month’s segment. http://gnat-tv.org/mr-scammer-120717/ Mr. SCAMMER – 12.07.17

—   Retirement is often painted as a tranquil existence of endless vacations, golf and relaxation.  Yet that picture is far from the reality for most people.   Following retirement, many soon feel the urge to return to the workforce whether for financial reasons or a simple desire to stay active and interact with people on a daily basis.   In fact, studies have shown that people age 50 and older will account for 35% of the work force by 2022.  …

— AARP Vermont is urging legislators to take action in 2018 to reduce state income taxes on Social Security benefits. The Green Mountain State is one of four states that tax Social Security at the same income levels as the federal government does. Individuals with annual income of more than $25,000 and couples with more than $32,000 face state taxes on their benefits. Those thresholds have not increased in nearly 30 years, despite inflation. About 145,000 Vermonters receive Social Security. Vermonters …

—           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 …