— The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2018 class.  A collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH , and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.  Application deadline is February 23. Members of the 2018 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Participants …

— 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 …

— A “Livable Community” is good for people and business!  No matter what our age, we all want many of the same things, and what appeals to younger people is the same as what appeals to older folks. “Communities are most livable and age friendly when people thoughtfully and intentionally design, organize and operate their communities to make them great places for all ages,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey.  “Livable communities help residents thrive, and when residents thrive, …

— AARP New Hampshire announces its winner for the first-ever AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community level.  The winner in New Hampshire is the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition in Conway.  Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “Great communities require careful planning and time, but quick action projects such as the one in Conway can …

— Come visit AARP New Hampshire at the 14th Annual Taste of Downtown Manchester for a night of shopping, strolling, and eating!  During this 3-hour extravaganza, participating downtown restaurants set up sampling stations inside local businesses, and ticket purchasers are free to enjoy the cuisine, browse the local shops, and meet with neighbors! Here are the details: Wednesday, September 13 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown Manchester   Upon purchase of a ticket, you will receive a wristband and a map …

— Do you have ideas on how to make Southern New Hampshire communities more age friendly for all members?  AARP is collaborating with The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) to work on just that, as part of a “Becoming Age-Friendly” program. The concept of an age-friendly community is in part about adopting such features as: ·         Safe, walk-able streets ·         More housing and transportation options ·         Access to key services ·         Opportunities for residents to participate in community activities So …

— Do you have ideas on how to make Southern New Hampshire communities more age friendly for all members?  AARP is collaborating with The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) to work on just that, as part of a “Becoming Age-Friendly” program. The concept of an age-friendly community is in part about adopting such features as: ·         Safe, walk-able streets ·         More housing and transportation options ·         Access to key services ·         Opportunities for residents to participate in community activities So …

— AARP and the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission are guiding 14 communities through strategic planning to help residents live in their own homes as they age, rather than move into nursing homes. Each community will survey its residents to evaluate needs in terms of housing, transportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunities, and civic and social engagement. The results will be shared with city planners and the public. The organizers hope the results will inspire other towns across the state to …

— Join us on Saturday, January 23 — at the Puritan Back Room in Manchester, from 11:30 to 1:00 — for We Need to Talk, a program developed to offer tips, guidance, and resources to family members who are planning sensitive conversations with their loved ones regarding safe driving. We Need to Talk is based on information created jointly by The Hartford (Insurance Group) and MITAgeLab. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The main topics …

— The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2016 class.  A collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.  Application deadline is February 25. Members of the 2016 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Participants will …

— Break out those sneakers and experience your favorite morsels of Manchester this fall with a walk through the Queen City! The Manchester Police Department is inviting AARP members and their guests to join their weekly Senior Walks this October and November.  Get some exercise and experience Manchester with Manchester police officers.   You just might see AARP staff and volunteers marching alongside as you wander the parks, rivers and rails of Manchester. These early morning walks start at 9:00 am this …