AARP Testifies on New Hampshire Health Protection Program

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

AARP New Hampshire State President Dick Chevrefils spoke in favor of the reauthorization of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program (Medicaid Expansion) at a New Hampshire House Health and Human Services Committee hearing this morning. Here’s what he had to say: Good Morning, my name is Dick Chevrefils and I am the volunteer State President of AARP New Hampshire, representing our 230,000 members in New Hampshire. AARP strongly supports HB 1696 and the reauthorization of the New Hampshire Health Protection …

New Hampshire Primary Voters Want to Hear More About Social Security

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security. According to a new survey released today by AARP, more than nine in 10 New Hampshire primary voters across party lines and age groups say it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. “New Hampshire primary voters are sending a …

Looking for Leaders

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program, cosponsored by AARP, is ready to train its next class of go-getters who are eager to make a difference on aging issues. Twenty-five participants will be selected based on motivation. Participants meet five times over an eight-month period and receive training on issues such as caregiving, public transportation, affordable housing and services that help people stay independent as they age. The program hones advocacy and community leadership skills. Graduates have gone on to start …

We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers

Posted on 12/30/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Join us on Saturday, January 23 — at the Puritan Back Room in Manchester, from 11:30 to 1:00 — for We Need to Talk, a program developed to offer tips, guidance, and resources to family members who are planning sensitive conversations with their loved ones regarding safe driving. We Need to Talk is based on information created jointly by The Hartford (Insurance Group) and MITAgeLab. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The main topics …

New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program Accepting Applications for the 2016 Class

Posted on 12/22/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2016 class.  A collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.  Application deadline is February 25. Members of the 2016 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Participants will …