Twenty-eight 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 seventh year, the program is designed to build a state-wide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age.

“New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come individual and community needs such as retirement security, long-term care, caregiving, transportation, housing and health care,” said AARP New Hampshire Associate State Director for Advocacy Doug McNutt.  “Many of these issues will guide the state’s legislative agenda for years to come.”

The following participants will receive eight months of training on a wide variety of topics such as the history of aging and aging services, creating livable communities for aging populations, the legislative process, and community engagement.

  • Tikam Acharya, Manchester
  • Iris Altilio, Pembroke
  • Annie Bresnahan, Atkinson
  • Robert Charest, Epsom
  • Donna Davey, Concord
  • Nancy Dorner, Bristol
  • Larry Flint, Newport
  • Jim Isaak, Bedford
  • Puspa Man Joshi, Nashua
  • Timothy Keene, Epsom
  • Cheryl Kimball, Wolfeboro
  • Stephanie Krenn, Concord
  • Linda Minsinger, New London
  • Sharon Monroe, Concord
  • Richard Moore, Chichester
  • Leonard Morrill, Manchester
  • Judith Nicholson, Merrimack
  • Barbara Robinson, Ellsworth
  • Bill Schwartz, Nashua
  • Karen Shea, Manchester
  • David Stafford, Littleton
  • Pamela Stohrer, Hillsborough
  • Johane Telgener, Concord
  • Joanne Trainor, Windham
  • Karen Ulmer Dorsch, Sanbornton
  • Patricia Wallace, Concord
  • Barbara Walsh, Concord
  • Marilyn Watson, Pembroke

“Upon completion of the program, these advocates for aging issues will represent a strong, cohesive voice for the residents of New Hampshire,” added McNutt.  “AARP New Hampshire and our partners will continue to offer this program to amplify the voices across the Granite State.”

“The New Hampshire Senior Leadership is a great concept,” says Eveleen Barcomb of Goffstown, a member of the class of 2014.  “As a group, we can accomplish great things.  Continuing our momentum will be crucial as we work to make a difference in the lives of New Hampshire residents.”