— Audiences will delight as they reminisce about the time when Rock and Roll began and fools fell in love, when Smokey Joe’s Café hits the Palace Theatre, located at 80 Hanover Street in Manchester, from January 20 – February 11.  AARP members, their families and guests receive a $10 discount on Adult tickets! This musical revue celebrates the songwriting styles of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the duo responsible for a decade of hits from R&B acts like the Drifters …

— What will you do for yourself in the New Year? We all think about “what’s next?” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is offering a Life Reimagined Check-Up in Concord on January 21st. “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business or live your dream, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with a community to make it happen,” …

— AARP and the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission are guiding 14 communities through strategic planning to help residents live in their own homes as they age, rather than move into nursing homes. Each community will survey its residents to evaluate needs in terms of housing, transportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunities, and civic and social engagement. The results will be shared with city planners and the public. The organizers hope the results will inspire other towns across the state to …

—   So, you’re interested in volunteering and adding some community service to your busy schedule? Good for you! You’ll be helping countless others age 50+ in the state by volunteering with us at AARP New Hampshire! You don’t need to have specific skills, or even lots of time. At AARP New Hampshire, we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities – and they all have one thing in common: making a difference. In New Hampshire, thousands of AARP members are …

— The Palace Theater in Manchester is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets for evening performances through June 2017. The shows include A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2-23; Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jan. 20-Feb. 11; Hairspray, March 3-25; Saturday Night Fever, April 14-May 6; and a surprise Broadway show not yet announced, June 2-24. AARP New Hampshire is pleased to help members enjoy time with their families and friends. In a recent survey, 63 percent of AARP …

— 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 2 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 …

— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …

— To keep everyone safe on the roads and highways of the Granite State, consider brushing up on your driving skills by taking the AARP Smart Driver Course through the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants can take the course in a classroom or online to refresh defensive driving skills. The course covers changes in traffic rules and new devices — such as flashing yellow turn arrows, highway on-ramp meters, and traffic circles or “roundabouts.” The course fee is $15 for AARP members …

— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for New Hampshire taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online …

— I waited in Panera Bread, readying myself to interview the 2016 AARP New Hampshire Andrus Award for Community Service recipient.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious award, recognizing an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact on their community through volunteerism and inspired others to do the same.  With that prestige in mind, I admit I was nervous. And then Claire Bloom walked through the door, and my nervousness seemingly walked out. Everything about Claire Bloom …