— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business?  Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE and Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and find out how! This free, interactive, two-hour workshop will be held      Wednesday, April 22, 2015      9:00 to 11:00 am      Southern New Hampshire University, Room 103       231 Corporate Drive; Portsmouth, NH       RSVP Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested into …

— 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 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, March 18            6:30 to 8:00 pm           Historical Society of Cheshire County             246 Main Street, Keene           RSVP There …