— 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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— Behind closed doors, the drug companies are lobbying members of Congress to help boost their profits and stick seniors with higher drug costs.  Dick Chevrefils, AARP’s Regional Volunteer Director for the East Region, thinks Congress needs to keep fighting for lower drug prices.  Here’s what Chevrefils has to say: Anyone who wants to be the next president needs to protect seniors, not drug company profits.  Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law to help …

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— Statement from Todd Fahey, AARP NH State Director on use of AARP’s name in political campaign ads: “AARP is non-partisan. We do not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns, candidates, or PACs. Our power rests in the fact that our 38 million members VOTE. We were not aware of, nor does AARP have any involvement with, any political campaign ads including the NH Congressional District 1 ad from the House Majority PAC that mentions AARP. We have a …

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— Almost 85 percent of the state’s Medicaid dollars for long-term care go to nursing homes, but 95 percent of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, according to AARP studies. AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteers for its Capital City Task Force to work to change that funding imbalance and instead direct more money toward helping residents stay in their homes for as long as possible. During the legislative session, task force members meet monthly and also …

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— New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work to do to serve AARP members, their families, and the general public.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues – throughout 2019 and beyond – and become a member of our Capital City Task Force. The Capital City Task Force is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers interested …

—   AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. Given our steadfast nonpartisan status, Granite Staters should know that AARP has not, and will not, authorize any candidate or campaign to mention AARP and/or to use the AARP logo, and AARP has not, and would not, participate in the production of any such political advertisement(s). We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on …

— Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law that helps millions of seniors save money on prescription drugs. But now lobbyists for big drug companies are working overtime to persuade lawmakers to renege on the deal. This would be a terrible blow to seniors. Tens of millions of them rely on the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit to help them pay for life-saving medicines. On average, people with Medicare Part D take 4.5 prescriptions …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

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— Today, AARP presented Senator Maggie Hassan with a 2017 “Champion for the 50+” Congressional Award for her legislative leadership during the first year of the 115th Congress. Senator Hassan received this recognition for working in a bipartisan manner on an important issue that will benefit the lives of the 50+, our families, and our communities. More specifically, she received this award for her leadership in promoting access to audio technologies that improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. …

— AARP New Hampshire’s Advocacy Director delivered this testimony yesterday on SB 313, which creates the New Hampshire Granite Advantage program. Members of the Senate Finance and Health and Human Service Committees: AARP has approximately 230,000 members age 50-plus statewide. AARP supports SB 313 which creates the New Hampshire Granite Advantage program which will provide needed medical care to those who cannot afford medical insurance. This includes those who need support to deal with the opioid and heroin crisis New Hampshire …

— 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, …