— 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 …

— With three weeks until Election Day, AARP released a new analysis showing New Hampshire’s economy is at risk of losing $1.9 billion and 11,163 jobs if no action is taken by future Presidents and Congress to update Social Security for future generations. According to the Social Security Trustees’ report, Social Security benefits could be cut by nearly 25 percent after 2034 if no action is taken. Such an across-the-board cut represents a looming threat to New Hampshire’s economy.  Yet the …

— At an event today on Boomer women and the 2016 election, AARP released new survey data highlighting the economic anxieties and other important concerns of women ages 50 to 69 in key battleground states. “Older women voters – particularly women of the Boomer generation — could help decide the 2016 presidential election,” said AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond. “Yet many of their real concerns are being ignored and their questions overlooked in a largely issueless campaign. The candidates still …

— AARP New Hampshire invites you, your family and friends to Taste, Test and Take A Stand in Manchester on October 18. Accompanied by a rib-sticking meal of the Puritan Backroom’s famous chicken fingers, you’ll have the chance to connect with other AARP members and learn more about all of the things that we Granite Staters can do to encourage the candidates to Take a Stand to strengthen Social Security for future generations. Covering everything from drafting letters to the editor and …

— New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 784,000 Granite State workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, the Social Security Trustees reported in June that across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take effect in 2034 if no action is taken. “Doing nothing is not an …

— In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security. According to a new survey released today by AARP, more than nine in 10 New Hampshire primary voters across party lines and age groups say it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. “New Hampshire primary voters are sending a …

— Our first-in-the-nation primary is right around the corner and it’s time for all the Presidential candidates to Take a Stand on their plans to update Social Security for the 21st century. We need Presidential leadership to make sure Social Security is financially sound so current and future generations can receive the adequate benefits they’ve earned.   And we need your help. Please join AARP New Hampshire and other Granite Staters in participating in events, asking candidates questions about Social Security, and …

— Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations.  If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.  But there won’t be any progress on updating Social Security without presidential leadership. Several policy solutions have been discussed over the years. What do they mean and what are the implications in people’s lives? Find out at the December 8 Social Security Summit, sponsored by AARP New …

— Because of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, Presidential candidates make frequent visits to New Hampshire towns and cities. And when they do—AARP New Hampshire volunteers are right there meeting and greeting candidates and making sure they know how important Social Security is to older adults across the country. For the 2016 primaries, AARP New Hampshire is asking Presidential candidates to “Take a Stand” on their plans to update Social Security. AARP expects every Presidential candidate to lay out their plans to …

— AARP New Hampshire needs your help to shape our civic and voter education work. We are touring the Granite State looking for volunteers who want to take a stand in politics without taking a side. Join others in your community to learn how you can become an AARP civic leader and make an impact in your community. Do you: Enjoy meeting presidential candidates? Want to get more involved in the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary? Want to avoid being tangled in partisan …