It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time!

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

Press 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 …

Aging Population Source of Economic Growth, Not a Drain

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

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

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 …

New Hampshire Receives Low Scores on Long-Term Care System

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

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 …

Todd Fahey Appointed State Director

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press AARP New Hampshire, with its 228,000 members, announces the appointment of Todd Fahey to the position of State Director.  Fahey , a New Hampshire native, will provide strategic guidance to staff and volunteers, give leadership to advocacy teams, and establish and maintain networks with the business community, nonprofit sector as well as state and local government officials throughout New Hampshire.  Nearly one in six Granite Staters are AARP members.  “After practicing law for many years, I look forward to the …

Expanding Medicaid: A Prescription for Better Health for Midlife Adults

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Press Dick Chevrefils, volunteer State President of AARP New Hampshire, offers these thoughts on why expanding Medicaid is good for New Hampshire and midlife adults. We finished a special session of the New Hampshire legislature in November where we came close to reaching an agreement on expanding Medicaid.  While AARP applauds the efforts made to reach an agreement and the recognition that we need to do something, it is not enough to merely say something needs to be done. For every …