10 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing During the busy holiday season, family caregivers – over 268,000 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.  AARP’s Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert and caregiver herself, offers this list of helpful tips to help family caregivers come through the holiday season …

AARP Hosts Public Events in the North Country

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP New Hampshire returns to the North Country and invites residents to three separate sessions on November 10, 11 and 12 in Shelburne and Gorham.  The educational sessions are free but RSVPs are required.   Event descriptions and details follow: Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 to 7:30 pm (light appetizers will be served) 10 Steps to Retirement Town & Country Inn; 20 US Route 2; Shelburne, NH RSVP for this free workshop by calling 1 877 926 8300 Certified Financial Planner Steve …

State Ranks Low in Supporting Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing According to a recently released scorecard on states’ efforts to provide long-term services and supports, New Hampshire has a long way to go to make it easy for Granite Staters to age in place. The state ranks 46th in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars spent on services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. Roughly 80 percent of those dollars go to nursing home care. In addition, the scorecard ranks New Hampshire last …

Alzheimer’s Cafes Offered at a Variety of Sites

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The following information is being reprinted — with permission — from New Hampshire Union Leader’s Senior News column (August 11, 2014).  Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites. The cafes vary but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.  Atkinson: Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, hosts an Alzheimer’s Café from 10 to noon the …

Decide. Create. Share.℠ Event for New Hampshire Women

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing If you’re like most women, you’re a master planner.  You plan your career, your wedding, your children’s education and social activities, your family vacations and holidays.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself.  However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important.  If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you.  AARP’s  Decide.Create.Share.℠ free event is a fun, interactive program designed to help women in their 40s, 50s and …

Way to Well Heath Tour is Coming to New Hampshire

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Way to Well Health Tour  – which travels the country delivering free health tests, education and consultations to adults 18 and over – is coming to Manchester and Nashua! The preventive and early detection health services offered through the tour provide a baseline status of visitors’ overall health. During tour stops, a certified wellness staff administers free health tests and risk assessment that will provide participants with personal health information that may indicate symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart …