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 …

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – New Hampshire residents on Medicare saved $34,646,852 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $843. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

State Losing $1 Million a Day in Medicaid Funds

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In a repeat of last year’s efforts, AARP New Hampshire is advocating Medicaid expansion as a way to cover nearly 14,000 uninsured state residents ages 45 to 64. The target group includes workers who have lost their jobs or have low-wage jobs without health benefits. They earn too much to be eligible for traditional Medicaid and too little to qualify for tax credits that could help pay for premiums through the health insurance marketplace. “Many of these people have fallen …