AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy In celebration of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement:  “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers (including children), and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents.                          “In addition to AARP’s …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy New Hampshire ranks #46 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. AARP warns more must be done to change our long-term care system in order to give people the care they want and need, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price. Nearly all – 94% — of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home.  Raising Expectations 2014: A …

New Hampshire Senior Leadership Announces Class of 2014

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy Nineteen activists have been chosen as members of New Hampshire Senior Leadership, a collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.  Now in its fifth year, the program is designed to build a state-wide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age in New Hampshire. “New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come individual and community needs such as retirement security, long-term …

Todd Fahey Appointed State Director

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy AARP New Hampshire, with its 228,000 members, announces the appointment of Todd Fahey to the position of State Director.  Fahey , a New Hampshire native, will provide strategic guidance to staff and volunteers, give leadership to advocacy teams, and establish and maintain networks with the business community, nonprofit sector as well as state and local government officials throughout New Hampshire.  Nearly one in six Granite Staters are AARP members.  “After practicing law for many years, I look forward to the …

We need a New Hampshire solution for Medicaid Expansion!

Posted on 02/5/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy The New Hampshire legislature will begin its 2014 session in determining how to move forward with a “New Hampshire” solution for expanding Medicaid.  We need you to lend your voice on this critical issue. Last year, we came close to reaching an agreement on expanding Medicaid.  While AARP applauds the efforts made to reach an agreement, it’s time to find a solution.  Every day without a solution, New Hampshire is losing nearly $1 million in federal funding.  And every day …

Find out More About New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2014 class.  A collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.  Application deadline is February 24.  Members of the 2014 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Twenty participants …