Brewery Tours on Tap

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | New Hampshire Inspired by the success of its first local winery tour, AARP New Hampshire invites members to its inaugural local craft beer day on Saturday, Aug. 16. Tours, tastings and other freebies will be on tap at Milly’s Tavern, 500 Commercial St., in Manchester and at White Birch Brewing, 1339 Hooksett Road, in Hooksett. Brewing in New Hampshire is believed to be nearly as old (almost 400 years) as European settlement, and for two centuries, most beer was brewed and served …

Risky Behaviors Can Lead to Online Fraud

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | New Hampshire Certain behaviors or events can increase the risk of being scammed, a recent AARP study found. Internet users who click on pop-up ads, sign up for free trials or rarely change their passwords for email or online banking are more likely to become victims. Negative experiences such as loss of a job also can boost the risk. “Clicking on a pop-up or signing up for a freebie does not necessarily lead to being scammed,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. …

Mayor Gatsas Joins AARP at SCAM JAM

Posted on 06/27/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events | New Hampshire Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas greeted the 150 AARP members that came to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on June 24 for AARP’s first-ever SCAM JAM. Participants left with more in-depth knowledge of the tactics con artists use; identity theft; credit and debit card fraud; imposter scams; and investment scams.  Mayor Gatsas told the audience of his 88-year-old mother who is often a target of unscrupulous individuals “Luckily, she will call me or my brother before doing anything that would …

Join us for a FREE SCREENING of And So It Goes

Posted on 06/27/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events | New Hampshire It’s a summertime treat: a pre-release screening of And So It Goes, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. The movie starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 9 at the Cinemagic & Imax in Hooksett.  Tickets are limited so reserve your seats today.  In the uplifting comedy, And So It Goes, there are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little (Douglas), and that’s just the way he likes it. Until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | New Hampshire | Press 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 | Local Resources | Money & Work | New Hampshire | Volunteering 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 …