Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshop

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Wish you knew more about the functions and shortcuts on your smartphone or tablet, and how to tailor it to your needs? A workshop Nov. 18 will help members manage their iPads and iPhones, and the benefits likely will go beyond learning new skills. Research suggests that learning something challenging—from knitting to using a tablet—helps with memory function and information processing. Staying sharp mentally is a top priority for members, according to AARP surveys. Workshop presenter Stacy Dris­coll, founder of …

Managing Your Utility Bills

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family The following is reprinted with permission of the Office of Consumer Advocate in their newsletter dated October 13, 2014. You may have heard that the price of electricity for this upcoming winter season has increased due to market prices.  Therefore, utilities that buy energy supply in the market have experienced price spikes.  To help manage the increases the Office of Consumer Advocate encourages you to take steps to reduce your electricity usage. Many people have already implemented energy conservation measures, …

Join us for a FREE SCREENING of St. Vincent

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family It’s a love thy neighbor treat: a pre-release screening of St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Jaeden Lieberher and Naomi Watts. The movie starts at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 26 at the Cinemagic & Imax in Hooksett.  Tickets are limited so reserve your seats today. In St. Vincent, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher.) Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but …

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time!

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

Home & Family It’s Medicare Open Enrollment, that one time every year where you can make changes to your Medicare plan. From October 15 to December 7, you can review your health and prescription drug plans for 2015.  “Don’t miss this seven-week window to make changes to your insurance coverage,” said AARP New Hampshire State President Dick Chevrefils. “If your health and prescription drug needs have changed, or your current plan has made changes, now is the time to make adjustments.”  During Medicare …

State Ranks Low in Supporting Caregivers

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …