— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!

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— It wouldn’t be summer in New Hampshire without the 86th Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair  — August 3 through 11, 2019 – at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.   It is the oldest craft fair in the country and the largest arts event in the state.  And AARP members receive a $12 ticket – at the gate or online — with their membership card.  To receive the discount when ordering online, use the code SAVE2019 Don’t miss this fun, festival-like …

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— New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly.  Identity theft and other scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  Last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion dollars to fraud and scams.  In fact, every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money?  How can you outsmart scammers before they strike?  Beat the con artists at their game.  Check out this month’s scam alerts and don’t get taken …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

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— During May and June, 15 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site locations in New Hampshire will be engaging a network of volunteers who will help eligible Granite Staters navigate the process of applying for Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief.  Those whose incomes qualify – regardless of age – may be eligible for tax relief. “In New Hampshire, homeowners may apply for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program if their annual household income is $20,000 or …

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— The home of state government is a sacred place.  In New Hampshire, we have the largest state legislative body in the country.  (424 members!)  So, we’re big but what really goes on and how does the legislative process work? Here’s an opportunity for AARP members to get the scoop about the history of our own State House.  Why is it that we often don’t take advantage of historical sites in our own backyard? Join AARP New Hampshire for a guided …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— 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. AARP will be present at the first walk of each …

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— AARP New Hampshire volunteer advocate Guy Chapdelaine offered this testimony at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on May 8 in Manchester. In 2018 in New Hampshire, there was a $20 million gap in home- and community-based services approved for older and disabled adults versus services provided.  As a result, people are not receiving the assistance they need to remain in their homes and live healthy lives.  This leads to the delivery of services in more expensive settings and greater burdens …

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— Doug McNutt, Associate State Director for Advocacy for AARP New Hampshire, offered this testimony at today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing. I am here today to support increases in the Choices for Independence or CFI program and also SB308 which supports the broad range of Medicaid providers.  We are specifically asking for general funds to be added to the CFI program so that these increases do not impose a burden on counties.  The needs has been evidenced by the Department of …

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— AARP New Hampshire volunteer advocates Karen Ulmer Dorsch and Mary Roberge offered this testimony at Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee Hearing in Concord. AARP New Hampshire supports increasing spending for home- and community-based services in the Choices for Independence program.  This is a good first step to providing adequate funding to the long-term care system in New Hampshire, which continues to suffer from perennially inadequate funding even though such funding Honors the placement preference of Granite Staters and Is more cost-effective …