AARP New Hampshire is accepting applications for the 2018 class of its Senior Leadership Program. The goal of the eight-month program is to train state residents age 50-plus as leaders who will advocate on behalf of their peers.

Twenty-five participants will be selected, based on their motivation to become active in policymaking and systems change. They will be required to attend five meetings in Concord, Manchester, Plymouth and Lebanon between April and November. All expenses for lodging, meals and materials are covered. The only cost is a $45 contribution at the time of acceptance.

Feb. 23 is the deadline to apply. Candidates will be notified by March 16. Go to for an online application, or email to request one by mail.