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— Thanks to the hard work of AARP New Hampshire and others, the state legislature passed – and Governor Maggie Hassan signed – a bill to better support New Hampshire’s 173,000 family caregivers.  Every day, these Granite Staters help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones remain in their homes, where they want to be. The CARE Act – which became law on January 1 – is a commonsense solution to support family caregivers when their loved ones go into …

Teamwork makes the dream work.

— For us maple syrup – blooded New Englanders, late summer can be a time of great confusion. Sure, we look sorrowfully on the loss of warmer temperatures and longer days … but that first smell of crisp chilled air and the trickling down of pumpkin spice flavored everything is almost enough to send us rummaging through the closet for our favorite flannel shirt(s). Almost. Despite the tempting allure to get #basic, Take A Stand New Hampshire is making use of …

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— With just 77 days to go until the 2016 election, AARP New Hampshire had yet another high octane week of on the campaign trail. From high profile candidate events, to a one-two punch of stellar coverage in the press, this past week was another one for the record books. We kicked things off with back-to-back volunteer engagement events in Nashua and Manchester, where attendees had a chance to learn more about #TakeAStand’s road map for 2016, and write some letters …

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— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE and Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a series endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your …

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— AARP invites you and a guest to a free screening of Hands of Stone, starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert DeNiro.  The movie starts at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 22, at the Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett.  Tickets are limited so reserve your seats today! Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50.  In June …

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— Today, AARP announced US Senator Kelly Ayotte as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Ayotte received her award for improving the lives of family caregivers by founding the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Congressional Caucus and supporting legislation to help family caregivers. “The work Senator Ayotte has done to improve the lives of Granite …

A native of coastal Maine, here's Lloyd in his natural element.

— After he’d had a chance to read our first two volunteer profiles, AARP member Lloyd Farnham had let me know that he would be more than happy to be a part of our next piece. I’d suggested meeting in our Field Office or over coffee at a nearby café, but he was quite adamant about wanting to have the interview in his home. All seemed innocent at first. But as I walked through the front door of his Concord home, …

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— Take control of your finances with AARP The Magazine’s Special Edition Finance & Retirement Issue!  The NEW digital magazine offers reliable instructions on making financial decisions related to retirement and provides an enhanced experience via interactive content and features. “AARP is offering its members a valuable resource filled with the best advice from industry experts to help them make educated financial decisions as they plan for retirement,” said Jean Chatzky, AARP’s Financial Ambassador. “I’m thrilled to offer my tips and guidance throughout this digital magazine in my continued work with AARP to provide the …

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— While lesser campaigns might be tuckered out after our breakneck week covering The Donald, Take A Stand New Hampshire proved once again that we New Englanders are as sturdy as Robert Frost’s backyard fence. We hit the ground running on Monday with a sweet ice cream social at Arnie’s Place in Concord. On Tuesday, we took a trip up to the AARP NH State Office to lend a hand with an interactive Tele-Town Hall featuring our esteemed Governor Maggie Hassan. …

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— New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 784,000 Granite State workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, the Social Security Trustees reported in June that across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take effect in 2034 if no action is taken. “Doing nothing is not an …