Healthy Behaviors Could Fight Dementia

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP has teamed up with New Hampshire Public Television to produce a 30-minute show on healthy behaviors that may help ward off dementia. The program highlights lifestyle changes such as exercising, managing diabetes, quitting smoking, challenging the mind and relieving stress. “Lifestyle changes that are good for people facing dementia can also improve their caregivers’ lives,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. “Those caring for a relative with dementia often face higher levels of stress and depression, as well as …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Press We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

Caring to Remember: A Screening and Discussion in Keene

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Uncategorized We often joke about memory loss but what happens when it becomes more than a senior moment?  What is the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia – on the person, the caregiver, society, and the economy?  And what can we do about it? Join AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television for a Caring to Remember Community Conversation           Wednesday, March 18            6:30 to 8:00 pm           Historical Society of Cheshire County             246 Main Street, Keene           RSVP There …

AARP Survey Shows Concerns of 50-Plus Granite Staters

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press AARP New Hampshire released a survey today that shows what’s important to Granite Staters 50-plus.  The 2015 survey – Voices of 50-Plus New Hampshire: Opinions and Perspectives – shows that nearly all (94%) worry about having enough money to meet daily living expenses, having adequate health insurance coverage (92%) and staying mentally sharp (94%). Staying in their own homes as they age is important to 95% of residents and only 10% of employed respondents have plans that include retiring and …

Looking for your “what’s next?” in life?

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events Woulda, coulda, shoulda ……. 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 – on February 24 at 6:00 pm at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester.  “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 …

Discounted Tickets to West Side Story for AARP Members

Posted on 02/5/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events The Palace Theatre – in celebration of its 100th anniversary – is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount to West Side Story. The discounted performances will be held February 20 through March 7 at The Palace Theatre, 72 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester. West Side Story is an American musical inspired by Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. On the mean streets of New York City, two gangs are in a long-lasting duel. The Sharks, a Puerto Rican …