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 …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

Free Summer Concerts in Manchester

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family Summer in Manchester would not be the same without the TD Bank Free Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park.  These free outdoor concerts are centered on family-friendly music and activities for people of all ages!  All the concerts are held Thursdays, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, in downtown Manchester. Here’s the 2014 line-up:  July 10 — Adam Hebert: The Sinatra Tribute  July 17 — Manchuka July 24 — The Army Rock Band  July 31 — Rock Spring August 7 — The …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

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

Home & Family 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 …

AARP Volunteer Speaks Out on Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Home & Family Volunteer fraud fighter Bob Denz of Sutton — a retired FBI agent — offers the following about AARP’s recently-launched Fraud Watch Network: AARP has launched a massive Fraud Watch Network campaign to protect consumers from becoming victims of con artists.  The goal is to arm members and non-members with information on how to safeguard against scams, identity theft, bogus investments and fake charities.  It is through informed, involved and vigilant citizens that this annual multi-billion dollar criminal business can be …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …