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In a recent AARP survey, more than 9 in 10 New Hampshire voters 18 and older said it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. The 9-in-10 proportion held across party lines and age groups. “New Hampshire voters are sending a clear message to presidential candidates that having a plan to keep Social Security strong is a test of their leadership,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. Without …

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Outdoor container gardening is growing in popularity, but doing it well takes know-how. What grows well in small spaces? How do you choose the right sizes and types of containers? Based on member interest, AARP has helped arrange coaching from local experts on Wednesday, May 25, at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, in Auburn. Audubon naturalist Kelly Dwyer and master gardeners from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will conduct the workshop from 7 to 8:15 p.m. …

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Twenty activists have been chosen as members of New Hampshire Senior Leadership, a collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. Now in its sixth year, the program is designed to build a state-wide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age in New Hampshire. “New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come individual and community needs such as retirement security, long-term …

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AARP New Hampshire is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA for the 7/25/16 to 7/25/17 service year. The AARP VISTA will use creativity and innovative thinking to create a service program for AARP members and volunteers through collaboration with other organizations and will serve low-income elders in Greater Manchester. Through the existing volunteer framework, the VISTA will identify leadership among volunteers and create leadership training and opportunities. The VISTA will work with volunteers to create events, recruitment opportunities, and a leadership …

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AARP invites you and a guest to a free screening of The Big Short, starring Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale. The movie starts at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26, at the Red River Theatres in Concord.  Tickets are limited to reserve your seats today! When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to see – the global collapse of the economy – they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold …

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Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 12.6 Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer shred-a-thons at five bank locations …

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Mark your calendar for the Age of Champions Health Fair and Film Screening! It’s all on April 23 at the UNH Field House, in Durham. Doors open at 8:30; the event runs from 9:00 to noon. Brought to you by the Center of Aging and Community Living at UNH, AARP New Hampshire and others, the Age of Champions is designed to educate the university community and public on what it means to actively age. The event is free and open …

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Reduce your risk of identity theft by bringing documents with personal information to a Shred-a-thon near you. Free shredding events are scheduled April 16 in Gilford, April 23 in Littleton and Concord, and April 30 in Dover and Manchester. Shredding trucks will be onsite from 9 a.m. to noon at select Bank of New Hampshire locations. The events are free, and everyone is invited; you do not have to be an AARP member or Bank of New Hampshire customer to …

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Marc Boyd is the new volunteer state president for AARP New Hampshire. Boyd will work in collaboration with AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the Granite State. He will also serve as chairman of the AARP New Hampshire Executive Council. The Executive Council, in partnership with Fahey and staff, develops the framework for the state’s strategic plan and supports the development and delivery of AARP New Hampshire’s community outreach programs, …

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What happens when movies make the transition from silent to talkies and one of Hollywood’s biggest stars has a voice only a mother could love? Find out at The Palace Theatre when Singin’ in the Rain comes to town.  There’s more: AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per ticket discount! The discounted performances will be held April 15 through May 7 at The Palace Theatre, 72 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester. There are both 2:00 pm and 7:30 …