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 …

New Report on Family Caregivers

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute issued a report with compelling new evidence that family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions face particularly demanding challenges, including high levels of self-reported depression. As a result, a majority of them (61 percent) reported feeling stress “sometimes to always,” between their caregiving responsibilities and trying to meet other work or family obligations.  Adding to the challenge, people with cognitive and …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Second Wind Tour Comes to Portsmouth

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Please join us for an exciting event that highlights a radical approach to growth and aging.   Tickets are free but registration is required.     Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour will be in Portsmouth on June 3.  This theatrical performance – at the Music Hall – is traveling the country, offering audiences the opportunity to explore what it means to catch a “second wind” in one’s life and work.  The 25-city tour is inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book – Second …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …