— 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!

— AARP is thrilled to feature Guy Chapdelaine in this edition of the Volunteer Spotlight. Early in his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Guy served as the Director of Audits for the Office of the Legislative Budget Assistant with the State of New Hampshire. Guy’s background as a CPA also had him working as a partner with an international accounting firm at one point in his career. In addition to being a CPA, he also has an MBA from …

— It’s with great pleasure to announce that this Volunteer Spotlight will be featuring Eveleen Barcomb. Eveleen has “always loved numbers” and her professional background is in banking (23 years) and finance (20 years). She also worked briefly as a paralegal and through Easter Seals as an office manager for senior services. She is currently a financial representative with Primerica. Eveleen was introduced to AARP New Hampshire through the 2014 Senior Leadership Series. Upon graduating, Eveleen recalls saying “OK, what’s next? …

— AARP New Hampshire recently queried our corps of e-activists and asked them to rank several issues and tell us which issues mattered most to them, their families, and the 50+ in the Granite State. Thanks to all who responded!  Your feedback will help guide our legislative priorities for 2019 and the years to come.  (Want to start receiving our e-alerts and become an AARP activist?  Sign up today.) Here are the results of our non-scientific e-survey. Have your say on …

— It is an honor to announce that this month’s Volunteers of the Month are Ruth-Ellen and Ken Mason. The married couple became interested in AARP after attending an event that was announced in the Union Leader in March 2013. Held at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, the guest speaker was Dick Umile, a Men’s Hockey coach for UNH. It was at this event that Ruth-Ellen and Ken realized the scope of AARP and they began to volunteer shortly thereafter. Ruth-Ellen …

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— Almost 85 percent of the state’s Medicaid dollars for long-term care go to nursing homes, but 95 percent of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, according to AARP studies. AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteers for its Capital City Task Force to work to change that funding imbalance and instead direct more money toward helping residents stay in their homes for as long as possible. During the legislative session, task force members meet monthly and also …

— Congratulations to Richard Chevrefils, the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact in their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. Dick worked as the State Director for AARP Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2011 and the State Director for AARP New Hampshire between 2003 and 2007. Now retired, Dick serves as the Regional Volunteer Director …

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— New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work to do to serve AARP members, their families, and the general public.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues – throughout 2019 and beyond – and become a member of our Capital City Task Force. The Capital City Task Force is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers interested …

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— It’s a one-of-a-kind event to give you a “taste” of the various volunteer opportunities at AARP New Hampshire.  Join us in Portsmouth, Concord or Manchester for Snack, Sample and Serve. Snack on a variety of tasty food; Sample the assortment of volunteer opportunities available at AARP New Hampshire; and Serve your community. If you’re interested in finding out what AARP has to offer, you might want to sign up for our upcoming Snack, Sample and Serve event. Portsmouth:  Thursday, September …

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— Twenty-eight activists have been chosen as members of New Hampshire Senior Leadership, a collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH, and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.  Now in its seventh year, the program is designed to build a state-wide corps of volunteers interested in advocating for people as they age. “New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come individual and community needs such as retirement security, long-term care, caregiving, transportation, …

— It’s a one-of-a-kind event to give you a “taste” of the various volunteer opportunities at AARP New Hampshire.  Join us on June 14 at Grill 28 in Portsmouth for Snack, Sample and Serve. Snack on a variety of tasty food; Sample the assortment of volunteer opportunities available at AARP New Hampshire; and Serve your community. If you’re interested in finding out what AARP has to offer, you might want to sign up for our upcoming Snack, Sample and Serve event. …