The state’s population is aging, and AARP Vermont wants to help communities plan for that change. AARP is working with policymakers, developers and business people on smart approaches to housing, transportation and infrastructure improvements.
Sharing space Some Vermonters who want to live at home as they age struggle to meet mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance premiums and maintenance costs. Some also find it hard to keep up with household chores.
A new law passed last year will have positive impacts on the quality of life for older adults residing in your community. Act 115, Disclosure of Compliance with Accessibility Standards, requires newly developed single and multi-family units meet accessibility standards at the time of sale. It requires the seller of new residential construction to provide written disclosure to a prospective buyer detailing whether the residential construction is in compliance with accessibility standards.
Through a grant from AARP Vermont, refugee families in Burlington are participating in Parent University, a program that involves parents, grandparents and other guardians in their children’s education.
Cars have changed. So have the traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver's licenses, but even the most experienced benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.
Utility regulation in Vermont can be a very complicated process and one that most citizens do not fully understand. AARP Vermont is working hard to shed light on some of the problems with the current approach to regulating electric and natural gas utility companies -- especially as it relates to the rates you pay. A new, independent report just released by AARP Vermont (attached below) shows how Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) has been operating under what is known as an alternative regulation plan created about 10 years ago. While the goal of this form of ratemaking regulation was to best serve Vermont consumers and ratepayers, the actual experience over the past decade has been just the opposite!
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