AARP Vermont makes donation to Newport’s Community Commons project

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NEWPORT — AARP Vermont has donated $400 to Newport’s Community Commons project, underwriting increased participation and discussion of age-friendly issues.

Community Commons is an event that business leaders, public safety officials, housing, transportation, and health specialists ask to participate in so they can form relationships with the community. The meetings are open for everyone to participate in, taking place the third Wednesday of each month at Newport’s Gateway Center from 6-8 p.m.

The format allows every participant to speak, share ideas, and concerns.

“AARP is proud to lend our support to the Community Commons project and we encourage citizens to get involved in addressing the issues we all face as our populations age,” said Kelly Stoddard Poor of AARP Vermont. “It is critically important to bring folks together, share perspectives and propose ideas on the issues facing the Newport community.”

The gift was received by Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, which organizes the project.

There is also an optional potluck available at all Community Commons meetings, and all are welcome. For more information, contact the Justice Center at 802-487-9327.

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