— 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!

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— Well, it’s time to put summer behind us and shift gears to fall and winter activities!  AARP is offering several learning opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion this October and November. So, whether you’re looking to shake up your meal planning routine, practice mindfulness, spice things up a bit, or learning about the benefits of journaling, you won’t want to miss the fun! The line-up of events and RSVP information follows: Meal Planning Made Easy Monday, October 8, 2018.  …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’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 fall series will run from Wednesday, September 5 through Monday, November 12, 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 …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’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 fall series will run from Wednesday, September 5 through Monday, November 12, 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 …

— Oh, what a resource we have in Concord:  31 trails covering 81 miles.  And at recent Intro to Concord Trails presentations, we found out you’re hungry for more.  So that’s what you’re going to get! On October 6 at 10:00 am, City of Concord Trails Committee volunteers are going to lead two hikes – one beginner hike and one moderate hike.  There is a limit of 20 participants per hike, so be sure to register early as reservations will be …

— A majority (70 percent) of elderly dementia patients prescribed dementia drugs are on them long-term despite the lack of evidence that they provide any benefit beyond one year, according to a new report by AARP Public Policy Institute. The study found that some patients took dementia drugs for as long as a decade, costing as much as $20,000 per patient. “Our research shows some health care providers continue prescribing dementia drugs to patients for much longer than is supported by …

— 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 …

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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 …

— Did you realize that the City of Concord has a trail system of 31 trails covering 81 miles?  Want to find out more about this fabulous resource? Join AARP New Hampshire and Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher for an educational session on how to navigate the off-road trails and how to read the trails and maps (so you don’t get lost!) Beth will take you on a virtual tour of three of the trails and advise you on what to …

— Oh, what a resource we have in Concord:  31 trails covering 81 miles.    And at our April 21 Intro to Concord Trails presentation by Sam Durfee , we found out you are hungry for more.  So that’s what you’re going to get! On Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 am, City of Concord Trails Committee volunteers are going to lead two hikes – one beginner hike and one moderate hike.  There is a limit of 20 participants per hike, so …