Aging Population Source of Economic Growth, Not a Drain

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Money & Work | New Hampshire | Press AARP and Oxford Economics recently released a report on New Hampshire’s “Longevity Economy”  that shows households headed by people 50 and older generate half of the state’s gross domestic product, and over half of jobs and state taxes.  Though only four in 10 of New Hampshire’s population is 50+, they generated $25 billion in consumer spending. “We often hear the aging population is a burden on national and state economies,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey.  “This report …

AARP New Hampshire Releases Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Local Resources | New Hampshire | Press AARP New Hampshire has released voters’ guides featuring positions from US Senate, Congress and Governor – in their own words – on critical issues facing our country and state. The nonpartisan Voters’ Guides highlight views of Shaheen, Brown, Shea-Porter, Guinta, Kuster and Garcia on Medicare, Social Security and saving for the future. Hassan and Havenstein share their views on saving for the future, family caregiving, home- and community-based services, and transportation. Voters of all ages may view the voters’ guides …

Looking to Give Back? Become a Tax-Aide Volunteer!

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Local Resources | Money & Work | New Hampshire | Volunteering AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. In its 46th year, the nation’s free tax assistance and preparation service gives special attention to an older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since is inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968. In 2014, 35,000 volunteers at …

Workshops Address Money Worries

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

Money & Work | New Hampshire Wish you had a trusted coach to help you manage money better and figure out when you’ll be able to retire? A free workshop, AARP Foundation Finances 50+, will play that role for some New Hampshire residents in October. Participants at previous workshops have reported benefits such as prioritizing debt payments, avoiding unnecessary fees and even worrying less about money. Volunteer instructor Diane Vince isn’t surprised. “I think about financial security or financial planning as being as important as people’s …

State Ranks Low in Supporting Caregivers

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New Hampshire 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 …

Create a Masterpiece at a Paint and Sip Session

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events Uncork your inner artist at one of these Paint and Sip sessions! November is National Caregivers Month and AARP New Hampshire is celebrating the selfless individuals who provide caregiving services for family, friends and neighbors.  So, we’re organized two Paint and Sip events and invite you to unleash your creative talents! Local artists will guide you, step by step, as you create your own masterpiece and sip a beverage of your choice.  Art materials are included but you bring the …