— 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!

— Coffee & Conversation is a community engagement program aimed at providing a space for open dialogue on topics that unite us. The first cup is free for members and their guests; just show your AARP membership card. Get the latest buzz about AARP happenings in the Seacoast, provide your input on a variety of topics, or simply stop by and chat with friends and neighbors. The next Coffee & Conversation event will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018 from …

— AARP is pleased to welcome Londonderry as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  As the newest community to sign on to the network, Londonderry’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing …

— Connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable Seacoast. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about all that AARP is doing in your community. The next Free Coffee Friday will be held on Friday, November 2, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Ani’s Bagel Café, 12 Hampton Rd., Exeter. Stop in any time during these three hours and spend a few minutes with us. …

— AARP is pleased to welcome Dover as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  As the latest community to sign on to the network, Dover’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing …

— AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in the Granite State.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Programs funded this year are in communities in all …

— AARP New Hampshire is pleased to welcome Goffstown and Portsmouth as the first members in New Hampshire of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the first communities in the Granite State to sign on to the network, their civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of …

— Are you a bicycle-friendly driver? Hundreds of cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year in the US, and thousands more are injured.  Whether you are a cyclist or not, it’s everyone’s responsibility to do everything we can to prevent these tragedies on New Hampshire roadways and beyond. Join AARP New Hampshire and Center for Health Promotion on September 15 for this one-hour interactive class: Bicycle Friendly Driver Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 to 11:00 am Center for Health Promotion; …

— 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 …

— 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 City Planner Sam Durfee 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!) Sam will take you on a virtual tour of three of the trails and advise you on what to bring …

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— The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities, helping neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for all ages. “We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, …