— In New Hampshire, nearly 235,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life and …

— AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in the Granite State.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Programs funded this year are in communities in all …

— The Palace Theatre announces its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 discount per adult ticket for each of the following performances: Beauty and the Beast, September 7 through September 30, 2018 Monty Python’s Spamalot, October 19 through November 10, 2018 The Nutcracker, November 23 through November 25, 2018 A Christmas Carol, November 30 through December 23, 2018 The Secret Garden, January 11 through February 3, 2019 Cabaret, February 22 through March 17, 2019 …

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— It’s a one-of-a-kind event to give you a “taste” of the various volunteer opportunities at AARP New Hampshire.  Join us in Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester for Snack, Sample and Serve. Snack on a variety of tasty food; Sample the assortment of volunteer opportunities available at AARP New Hampshire; and Serve your community. If you’re interested in finding out what AARP has to offer, you might want to sign up for our upcoming Snack, Sample and Serve event. Portsmouth:  Thursday, September …

— AARP has launched “An AARP Take on Today℠,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program Morning Edition. Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more. The first three episodes of “An AARP Take on Today” are available for streaming and download at AARP.org/podcasts, Apple podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and TuneIn. The episodes cover investments in cutting-edge …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

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— Once again, the popular League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair is open to AARP members at a discounted price. For nine days—Saturday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 12—the annual festival will feature strolling performers, craft-making demonstrations and unique creations from more than 300 vendors. New this year is a craft beer and wine garden, showcasing beverages produced in-state. The fair runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, rain or shine, at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. To get the $12 ticket price, …

— Nearly 173,000 Granite Staters care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities – or other loved ones – helping them to live independently in their homes and communities.  Which is where they want to be. What’s more, these caregivers provide more than $2.3 billion each year in uncompensated services. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a …

— AARP New Hampshire is pleased to welcome Goffstown and Portsmouth as the first members in New Hampshire of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the first communities in the Granite State to sign on to the network, their civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of …

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— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …