— 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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— We know it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to …

— Are you fascinated by owls?  Do you want to know who is hooting in your back yard? Come to Hoot and Scoot on March 7 at the Massabesic Audubon and learn all about the mystic of owls, their unique adaptations for survival, and the calls of owls that live around us. You’ll meet NHA ambassador owls and look at owl artifacts.  At the end of the program, take a walk in the woods and listen for owls.  This educational program …

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— Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP launches “Digital Tools and Solutions for Caregivers: An Employer’s Guide” to help HR and benefits leaders support employees who are family caregivers. A past survey of employers found nearly 9 in 10 were interested in providing digital caregiving support tools and services for their employees. The guide from NEBGH and AARP is the latest in a series of collaborative initiatives to help employers support the millions of family caregivers in the workplace. …

— When it comes to services that help people age in place, the Granite State ranks near the bottom of the pack. About 95 percent of New Hampshire residents say they want to continue to live in their own homes, not move to a nursing home. But a recent scorecard shows New Hampshire ranks 47th among the states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars dedicated to home- and community-based services. AARP is recruiting volunteer …

— Learn to make money doing what you love by turning your hobby into a business. AARP New Hampshire, the Small Business Administration and the Center for Women’s Business Advancement will host three workshops for budding entrepreneurs this fall. Business owners who have parlayed their hobbies into financial success will discuss how to create an online presence and choose the best social medium for the target audience. “Work is the new retirement,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. In a 2015 …

— Join us on Thursday, September 15 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. The main topics of the program include: Driving and the emotions with limiting or giving up driving; Learning how to observe and document safe driving skills; Developing and discussing alternatives to …

— AARP invites New Hampshire residents age 50-plus—especially those who are family caregivers—to take a break from their busy schedules and relax at one of four Paint and Sip sessions statewide. Participants can enjoy a glass of wine and release their inner artist.   Trained artists will guide them from blank canvases to mantelpiece-worthy paintings from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 10 in Jackson and Nashua, and Nov. 17 in Keene and Manchester. “You don’t have to have artistic talent …

— I am Claira Monier and a volunteer with AARP New Hampshire. I am here to today to testify in support of social service programs like Meals on Wheels and Transportation that are important community-based programs that keep seniors at home and independent.  I have a special connection to these programs because I was the head of the State Council on Aging and was involved in the development of these programs. I was proud to help start these programs, and they …

— By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …