Health & Wellbeing

Get updates on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, health insurance, and your personal health and fitness.
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Not sure which Medicare plans and options are right for you or a loved one? AARP is here to help connect you to the resources that may make it easier for you to decide what’s right for you.
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Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2019’s Walk for your Health program. This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends! This fall series will run from Wednesday, September 4 – Monday, November 11, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 am at a variety of locations.
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Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
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Did you realize that the City of Concord has a trail system of 31 trails covering 81 miles? Want to find out more about this fabulous resource?
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The prices of widely used specialty prescription drugs grew more than three times faster than general inflation in 2017, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report. The new report found that the average annual price for a single specialty drug used on a chronic basis is now nearly $79,000, compared to $27,824 in 2006.
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Mindfulness is a quality we all have, easily available to us if we take the time to appreciate it. By practicing mindfulness, you become more aware of where you are and what you’re doing, without becoming overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
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Ready to “shake” up your routine and start sipping a meal or two?
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The instant pot craze is on and fans say it can make cooking an absolute breeze! And can save time, money and calories by combining the speed of pressure cookers with the ease of slow cookers. Oh, we didn’t mention staying cool by eliminating slaving over a hot stove or turning on the oven!
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Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2019’s “Walk for your Health” program.  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  The spring series runs from Monday, April 15 – Friday, June 21, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 am at a variety of locations.
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AARP released its Grandparents Today National Survey highlighting the latest trends among grandparents in the United States. Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent from 56 million to 70 million. The research found that grandparents spend an average of $2,562 annually on their grandchildren, equaling approximately $179 billion dollars per year. The youngest grandparent is about 38 years old, with 50 being the average age of becoming a first-time grandparent.
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