— 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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— The following is a statement from AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey on New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s proposed budget released yesterday. “AARP New Hampshire is pleased to see that the Governor’s proposed budget appears to provide a significant increase in home- and community-based services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities.  AARP has been fighting for many years in offering more services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. “New Hampshire’s long-term care …

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— New Hampshire ranks #50 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age.  AARP warns that more must be done – at an accelerated pace – to meet changing demographic demands. New Hampshire’s long-term care system needs serious overhaul in order to give people the care they want, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price.  Nearly all – 95% of New Hampshire residents 50 and older – say …

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— AARP New Hampshire, after completing an e-mail survey of our activists, will be involved in the following pieces of legislation this year.  Top issues?  Prescription drugs, elder exploitation, long-term care system rebalancing, help for caregivers such as paid leave and flexibility, and support for grandparents. Here is what we will be following this session: Budget We need to increase rates for home- and community-based services (HCBS) and rebalance the long-term care system so a greater percentage is spent on HCBS …

— During the estate planning process, many choose to execute a durable power of attorney, which is useful in many situations, such as when you are traveling and need someone to assist with your financial affairs, if you become ill or if you are incapacitated and your loved one needs legal guidance regarding your care. With a valid power of attorney in place, there’s no need to go to the court for guardianship.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and several …

— AARP New Hampshire recently queried our corps of e-activists and asked them to rank several issues and tell us which issues mattered most to them, their families, and the 50+ in the Granite State. Thanks to all who responded!  Your feedback will help guide our legislative priorities for 2019 and the years to come.  (Want to start receiving our e-alerts and become an AARP activist?  Sign up today.) Here are the results of our non-scientific e-survey. Have your say on …

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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 …