Take Control of Your Financial Future

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Would you like to learn smart money habits? You’re not alone! Over 20 million people 50-plus are overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit, and/or lack of savings. Take the first step and learn to better manage your money with AARP Foundation Finances 50+℠ workshops – August 12, 19 and 26 – at AARP New Hampshire in Concord.  Developed with Charles Schwab Foundation, the three-part workshop helps people assess their finances, set goals and become smarter money managers. There’s a mix …

Alzheimer’s Cafes Offered at a Variety of Sites

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources The following information is being reprinted — with permission — from New Hampshire Union Leader’s Senior News column (July 27, 2015).  Special cafes for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, along with their families, are offered at a variety of sites in New Hampshire. The cafes vary but each offers families a blend of social time and support in safe and relaxed environments.  Bedford: Memory Lane Café at Bedford Hills Center, 30 Colby Court, is offered the …

Outdoor Movies in the Park

Posted on 07/23/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Community | Events | Home & Family Lights, Camera, Action! Come on down and enjoy an outdoor screening of your favorite family movie this August. Summer in Manchester would not be the same without the TD Bank Movies in the Park, produced by Intown Manchester, a non-profit organization working in cooperation with the City of Manchester to increase downtown’s competitiveness. So, join the fun in Veteran’s Park, August 20 and 27, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, in downtown Manchester The movies are free and centered on family-friendly entertainment and …

Men Behind Memory Loss: A Video Story

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family “All of the sudden you’re thrust into the role. You never expected that, you never thought about it, you didn’t know anything about it – but, there you are.” Woody Sponaugle of Rye — an alum of AARP’s New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program — speaks out about his struggles as a male caregiver and the support he receives from other men in the support group he founded. Congratulations to Woody for his work helping those who care for loved ones with …

AARP Members Receive Discount to Mid-Summer Starz

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Community | Events Do you like to jitterbug? Put on your dancing shoes and come on down to the Manchester Community Music School’s Mid-Summer Starz. Enjoy a USO camp and variety show experience on July 29 at 7 pm with musical performances and special guests you won’t soon forget.  The best part? AARP members and guests receive a special $17 admission price.   You will be dancing in your seats to the musical stylings of Capital Jazz Combo, MCMS Summer Band, Lloyd Owen, and Bill …

Family Caregivers Provide $2.3 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Caregiving Family caregivers in New Hampshire provided 161 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.33 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report.  The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion) and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) in 2013.  Family caregiving …