Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources Is starting a small business right for you?  Do you have a great business idea?  Need basic information on what to do next, understand how much it will cost, and find out where to go for assistance? Then you may want to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire,  Small Business Administration  and Center for Women’s Business Advancement.  Participate in this free 90-minute forum and learn about the first steps in starting or growing your own small …

AARP Volunteer Speaks Out on Fraud Watch Network

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

Local Resources 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 …

Spotted a Scam? Tell Us About It!

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources Every 3 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to fight fraud and ID theft and give you access to information to protect yourself and your family.  Help safeguard your community from fraudsters.  Visit the Fraud Watch Network Map to see what’s been reported in your area. Then click the big red button on the right to share scams you’ve spotted with others.  If you haven’t already, sign up for Fraud Watch Network Alerts …

Protect Yourself From Frauds and Scams

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources The con gathers an arsenal of information by being personable and friendly… the logic goes out the window, the emotion kicks in, now I’ve endeared you to me, now I’m no longer the predator on the phone, I’m Jim from New York.” – Jimmy Edwards, The Con Artist’s Playbook  The scam is sometimes deceptively simple, as easy as stealing a credit card offer from your trash. Other times it can be far more complex, like the infamous con preying on …

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age.  Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of exercise can enhance flexibility …

Stay Ahead of a Changing Driving Landscape

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources AARP Driver Safety just got smarter. The AARP initiative that has helped older drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel since 1979 recently debuted its new AARP Smart Driver™ Course.  Now available throughout New Hampshire, the course is offered in both a classroom setting – led by certified volunteer instructors – and online.   Why should Granite State drivers be interested in refreshing their skills? The driving landscape has changed dramatically in the past 30, 40, 50 and even …