It’s a Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing!

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events Manchester Historic Association is back with another opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory!  And on Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 to 4:00, AARP members and a guest receive $5 off the $10 admission fee!  Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open during peak foliage season. Picnic tables are available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beauty of foliage while experiencing Manchester’s best-kept secrets! (Unfortunately, the Observatory is not accessible for people in …

September 19 is AARP Day at the Millyard Museum

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Community | Events The Millyard Museum, is offering a $3 discount on admission for AARP members and a guest and a special lecture and book signing by Aurore Eaton. Admission on September 19 includes access to all the exhibits as well as the author presentation. Museum hours are 10:00 to 4:00 with the short talk and book signing at 2:15.  The Millyard Museum – at 200 Bedford Street in downtown Manchester – is rich in history. The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 years at Amoskeag …

AARP Gives Remarks at Caregiving Bill Signings

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving AARP Remarks at Caregiving Bill Signings: SB187 and SB209 Given by Doug McNutt, Associate State Director for Advocacy August 19, 2015 Thank you, Senator Stiles. These two bills that are being signed today – SB 187 the CARE Act and SB 209 the Uniform Adult Guardianship Protective Proceedings and Jurisdiction Act – are both designed to help family caregivers taking care of loved ones. Caregiving is a major focus for AARP both in New Hampshire and on a national level. …

AARP TEK Launches Online Classroom

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Technology AARP announced the launch of its AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more. Located at www.aarptek.org, the site can be accessed from a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops and offers dozens of tutorials on a range of helpful topics, from social media to staying safe online. AARP TEK (which …

Making it Easier for Caregivers in New Hampshire

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Thanks to the hard work of AARP New Hampshire and others, the state legislature passed – and Governor Maggie Hassan signed – two bills 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 becomes law on January 1, 2016 – is a commonsense solution to support family caregivers when their loved ones go …

Help for Caregivers is a Win-Win

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Help for caregivers is on its way January 1, 2016!  The CARE Act – Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable – is heading to Governor Hassan’s desk this week for her signature. The lead sponsors were Senators Nancy Stiles (R), Dan Feltes (D), Martha Fuller Clark (D) and Representative Susan Emerson (R). The bill garnered unanimous bipartisan support. This was made possible due to negotiation and cooperation among sponsors, supporters and stakeholders such as the New Hampshire Hospital Association and New Hampshire …