— The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2018 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 23. Members of the 2018 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Participants …

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— Tax season is upon us and so is the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program! Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 50 and older, at several locations across the Granite State. All tax counselors are volunteers that are trained by the IRS to provide free tax preparation services.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since is inaugural team …

— To recognize their integral work to support family caregivers in New Hampshire, AARP names Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Sharon Carson and Representative Janet Wall as 2017 Capitol Caregivers, joining a bipartisan group of nearly 100 elected officials from more than 30 states.  These leaders have advanced policies to support New Hampshire’s family caregivers who help their parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home and in the community – where they want to be. “AARP thanks Governor Sununu, …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisor™, launched by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The new resource is designed to take the guesswork and mystery out of the process of interviewing and hiring a financial advisor. It walks the user through a short series of suggested questions to ask a financial professional as part of the process of the hiring decision. Included are questions …

— One of the world’s most popular musicals, with its cult-like following, hits The Palace Theatre! Grease comes to town February 23 through March 18 and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. It’s 1959 and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form.  The too-cool-for-school Burger Palace Boys …

— Rock out at The Palace Theatre when Rock of Ages comes to town! To add to the good time, The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 Adult ticket discount to Rock of Ages.  The discounted performances will be held January 12 through February 3 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.   There are both 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm performances. Set in 1987 on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages tells …

— 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 …

— Americans gave over $390 billion to charity in 2016. While government regulators say that most charities are legitimate, there are fundraisers that keep most of the money they raise. As you consider year-end giving, do your research. Check out charities at www.give.org  or www.charitynavigator.org to make sure your money is going where it should and not into the pockets of scammers! Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network for more information on fraud prevention.

— As you head out for last-minute holiday shopping, leave the debit card at home. Consumer protection experts recommend using credit cards to protect against fraud and theft. With credit cards, you are liable for only up to $50 of fraudulent use, and most credit card companies will waive this fee. In the case of a lost or stolen debit card, financial losses to the consumer can be much more significant. Call your bank for details. Be a fraud fighter!  If …