— 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 …

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— AARP New Hampshire brings you up close to each of the candidates running for office in the Granite State’s hotly contested races for U.S. Senate, governor, and Congressional Districts 1 and 2. Under the AARP Take A Stand on Social Security campaign, hear from the candidates directly about Social Security and their commitment to updating the benefit program to prevent looming cuts by 2034. U.S. Senate Candidates for U.S. Senate seat joined AARPNH in October, for a discussion about Social …

— Legislators, leaders from the public and private sector, and advocates will convene at a National Forum on Family Caregiving to elevate the conversation about this pressing issue of national importance that can no longer be ignored. Panelists – including New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte – will discuss policies and strategies that can help support the approximately 40 million Americans providing care for their older parents, spouses and other loved ones each day.  Including the nearly 268,000 family caregivers in the …

— A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business. The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at the Value of Experience 2015,” was prepared by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions company of Aon plc.  It finds that the business case for employing workers age 50+ has grown even stronger in the last 10 years, reinforcing a …

— AARP New Hampshire released a survey today that shows what’s important to Granite Staters 50-plus.  The 2015 survey – Voices of 50-Plus New Hampshire: Opinions and Perspectives – shows that nearly all (94%) worry about having enough money to meet daily living expenses, having adequate health insurance coverage (92%) and staying mentally sharp (94%). Staying in their own homes as they age is important to 95% of residents and only 10% of employed respondents have plans that include retiring and …

— The US Senate recently voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long advocated for a permanent …

— Across political parties, more than seven in ten registered voters age 40 and older say Congress should improve resources for family caregivers who help their parents, spouses, children with disabilities and other loved ones to live independently. This and other findings from a new poll underscore the need for the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus launched today by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), …

— We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

— The Millyard Museum is offering a $3 discount on admission and a special lecture for AARP members all day Saturday, March 14. Admission includes access to all the exhibits as well as a special talk by Manchester Historic Association Vice President Jeff Myrdek on Manchester Public School Buildings, 1785 to 2014.  Museum hours are 10:00 to 4:00 with the lecture from 10:30 to noon.  The Millyard Museum – at 200 Bedford Street in downtown Manchester – is rich in history. …

— The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College and AARP New Hampshire are pleased to sponsor the New Hampshire Primary 100th Anniversary Essay Contest. The essay contest will be open to all students enrolled in civics, U.S. Government, or politics courses in grades 9 –12 at both public and private schools throughout New Hampshire.  Students are invited to submit an essay about the significance of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary and the important civic role …

— We often joke about memory loss but what happens when it becomes more than a senior moment?  What is the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia – on the person, the caregiver, society, and the economy?  And what can we do about it? Join AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television for a Caring to Remember Community Conversation:  Wednesday, February 25  6:30 to 8:00 pm  Red River Theatres  11 South Main Street, Concord There will be a 30-minute …