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Education / Training

Driver Safety Program

AARP offers this program (formerly called 55-Alive) for senior drivers who
want to refresh their driving skills and get a discount on car insurance.
The program is held at a variety of locations. Visit for a complete list of locations and dates. Some locations routinely included are the VFW in Springfield, 885-7686; Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 802 257-8877; and the Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction, 295-9068.

Emergency Preparedness

Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness Guide

We recommend that you make use of the Green Mountain Emergency Preparedness Guide, provided by the State of Vermont. This is an excellent guide to planning ahead and staying safe during an emergency. For the most benefit, you should print it and fill out the worksheet sections so you’ll have everything handy during a crisis.

Lifelong Learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes of the University of Vermont provide learning opportunities for people over 50. Putney Community Cares collaborates with Next Stage Arts to bring Osher lectures to the Brattleboro area. For details, go to


HireAbility Vermont (formerly Vocational Rehabilitation)

The mission of HireAbility Vermont is to help Vermonters with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful careers and to help employers recruit, train, retain and promote employees with disabilities.

Associates for Training & Development

For people 55+ looking to re-enter the workforce

28 Vernon St. Suite 431
Brattleboro, VT 05301


Note that the inclusion of any entity in this section of our website does not imply endorsement by Putney Community Cares.


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