For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Connect, learn and have fun for free! AARP offers both in-person and online events to develop new skills, build community, get active and learn about a variety of topics to empower you to choose how you live as you age.
Approximately 45 million Americans are age 65 or older. By 2030, that number will reach 73 million Americans. At that point, fully one in five Americans will be older than 65. By 2034, the United States will — for the first time ever — be a country comprised of more older adults than of children. AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
November is National Family Caregivers Month, which seeks to shine a bright light on the more than 48 million American heroes, including 70,000 here in Vermont, helping care for their loved ones independently at home – where they want to be.
When AARP Vermont volunteer David Cawley retired five years ago, he suddenly had a lot more time to walk his neighborhood in Burlington. These strolls—along with time spent researching local history—led Cawley to cofound the Old East End Neighborhood Coalition, a community improvement group.
AARP Vermont is pleased to welcome the Town of Milton as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the latest community to sign on to the network, Milton’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world.
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period begins on October 15th. Join Elliott Greenblott, AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Network coordinator for this special presentation addressing fraud associated with Medicare and what Medicare beneficiaries can do to combat it.