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Jamie Bulen


Jamie Bulen serves as Associate State Director -- Communications for AARP New Hampshire and is the lead on our state web page..

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Tips to Help Caregivers Navigate the Holidays

Posted on 11/24/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

During the busy holiday season, family caregivers – over 173,000 right here in New Hampshire – already feel overwhelmed with daily responsibilities, leaving them vulnerable when the stress of the holidays arrive. Turning to unhealthy behaviors – drinking more eggnog, eating more sweets, getting fewer hours of shut-eye, and forgoing exercise – is not the answer. Amy Goyer, family and caregiving expert and author of the new award-winning book, Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving, offers this list of helpful tips …

AARP Hosts Social Security Summit on December 8

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations.  If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.  But there won’t be any progress on updating Social Security without presidential leadership. Several policy solutions have been discussed over the years. What do they mean and what are the implications in people’s lives? Find out at the December 8 Social Security Summit, sponsored by AARP New …

Help for Caregivers is a Win-Win

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Help for caregivers is on its way January 1, 2016! The CARE Act – Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable – is heading to Governor Hassan’s desk this week for her signature. The lead sponsors were Senators Nancy Stiles (R), Dan Feltes (D), Martha Fuller Clark (D) and Representative Susan Emerson (R). The bill garnered unanimous bipartisan support. This was made possible due to negotiation and cooperation among sponsors, supporters and stakeholders such as the New Hampshire Hospital Association and New Hampshire …

AARP Presents Portrait of Care to Sherri Harden of Goffstown

Posted on 11/18/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

November marks National Family Caregiving Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – and 173,000 in New Hampshire – who help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at over $2.2 billion in the Granite State alone. Sherri Harden from Goffstown is one of these unsung heroes. …

Keep Social Security Top of Mind for Candidates!

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Because of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, Presidential candidates make frequent visits to New Hampshire towns and cities. And when they do—AARP New Hampshire volunteers are right there meeting and greeting candidates and making sure they know how important Social Security is to older adults across the country. For the 2016 primaries, AARP New Hampshire is asking Presidential candidates to “Take a Stand” on their plans to update Social Security. AARP expects every Presidential candidate to lay out their plans to …

Consumers Susceptible to Holiday Giving Scams

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 70% of consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. A report, “Beware the Grinch: Consumers At Risk of Being Scammed During the Holidays,” details AARP’s polling of consumers regarding the most common holiday scams, including those related to charitable …