AARP Vermont

Giving voice to the concerns and interests of older Vermonters
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
MAR 16, 2020
We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
MAR 24, 2020
The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for Vermonters and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. We are working hard to help our members, their families and the broader community understand how to protect themselves.
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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!
Scam Alert
Be wary of people pushing products or stocks that promise a cure
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AARP promotes the creation of ADUs.
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Special deals at X-Country ski areas across VT!
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Accessory apartments and small houses will help ease housing shortage and provide housing solutions for older parents, family or tenants.
Rx
Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world. Patients in the United States, on average, pay four times as much as consumers in similar countries for the SAME prescriptions. We know that many Vermonters are struggling to pay for their prescriptions and in fact, in 2016 18% of Vermont residents stopped taking prescription medications as prescribed due to cost.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
Scam
By Elliott Greenblott
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Tuesday, January 7, was the first day of the second half of the Vermont legislative biennium and it was off to a quick start. By the end of the second half of the biennium, proposed legislation either lives or dies, and bills that do not pass this legislative session must start all over again in the new biennium in 2021.
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