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— New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly.  Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  Every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity.  In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. That is why AARP New Hampshire has organized a volunteer corps of Fraud Fighters – in most regions of the state – dedicated to educating Granite Staters on the …

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— Meet John Larrabee. John is a retired educator, environmentalist, master woodworker, self-proclaimed “beer snob,” and the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, our most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact on their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. More than that, John Larrabee is the inter-generational example that the Granite State needs. Born in 1946 to an engineer father and a stay-at-home mother, John spent …

— If you like holiday activities that have minimal commercialism and go easy on stress, AARP in Manchester has just the thing: a little oasis called Cocktails and Crafts on the Friday before Thanksgiving. AARP members are invited—along with one guest apiece—to the Massabesic Audubon Center to fashion holiday decorations from evergreens. Participants will make table centerpieces, twig baskets and other arrangements while enjoying refreshments and a glass of wine or beer. Everything is included in the $15-per-person cost. In addition …

— You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held December 1 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.   Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Portsmouth on November 12 and Manchester on November 15.  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover five key steps to …

— Don’t miss this holiday tradition with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, accompanied by a live orchestra led by Grammy Award-winning conductor, John McLaughlin Williams! The Nutcracker comes to town Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26 and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at various times:  11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 …

— Volunteering can make your life more fulfilling, whether you’re retired, semiretired or still working. But doing what, and for whom? Finding the right kind of volunteer activity can be a challenge. AARP New Hampshire wants to give members and their guests lots of ideas, quickly, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. The free event, called Snack, Sample and Serve, will be staffed by AARP volunteers with experience recognizing and …

— It’s ALL ABOARD! for this saucy and splendid production – Anything Goes – and winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Anything Goes comes to town October 20 to November 11 and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The S.S. American is sailing between …

— The Manchester Parks and Recreation’s “Walk for your Health” program is returning for its fall session, and AARP has all the details!  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the crisp air, exercise and meet new friends!  The series will run from Wednesday, September 6 – Monday, November 13, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM and beginning from a variety of locations. Participants are welcome to walk …

— Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?  Let Work for Yourself@50+ help you get started! Creating and owning a business has long been heralded as a path to financial success and economic mobility. However, low-income older adults considering entrepreneurship as a career move, or who are looking to reenter the workforce in a nontraditional capacity face unique hurdles that can prevent them from successfully attaining their goals. That’s why the AARP Foundation has teamed up with the Center …