Change always starts with a good idea and energy…and sometimes a little jump start! As a way to encourage and support grassroots action to make Burlington more livable, AARP Vermont is once again offering Community Action Grants to provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Livable BTV, an AARP Vermont initiative aimed at preparing Burlington for the rapidly aging demographic shift – particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and community engagement. The deadline for applications is September 28, 2018.
As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Vermont is holding “ Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records.
Tax season is underway. This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
Are you ready to elect the next mayor of Burlington? Here's a chance to find out how candidates Miro Weinberger and Steve Goodkind stand on issues important to Burlington residents. Our Voter Guide reveals how they plan to address transportation, mobility and affordable housing challenges in the Queen City. If you'd like to learn more and see their answers to our questions, click here.
Let’s talk about housing needs in Burlington! The Mayor’s office recently released a comprehensive housing strategy report outlining a number of recommendations to improve and grow the housing stock in downtown Burlington, addressing issues of affordability and availability. Appropriate and affordable housing is a key component to the development of a livable community. The first opportunity for the public to weigh in on the report is June 12 at 7 p.m. in Contois Auditorium at City Hall.
AARP Vermont is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Action Sponsorship Program -- a program to provide modest grant funds and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Age Friendly Communities initiative aimed at preparing Newport for the rapidly aging demographic shift - particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and community engagement.
The advantages of being an AARP member just got a lot better. As an AARP member in Vermont you can take advantage of a host of special offers and discounts negotiated with you and your family in mind. Whether it’s a night at the symphony, a play, musical, concert or even First Night, there’s something for everyone in this winter’s slate of events.
Since 1979, AARP Driver Safety has offered the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers 50+ and has helped millions of drivers stay in command of the road. Now, we're offering our online course to ALL drivers for only $5 during the month of May.*