— AARP New Hampshire is accepting applications for the 2018 class of its Senior Leadership Program. The goal of the eight-month program is to train state residents age 50-plus as leaders who will advocate on behalf of their peers. Twenty-five participants will be selected, based on their motivation to become active in policymaking and systems change. They will be required to attend five meetings in Concord, Manchester, Plymouth and Lebanon between April and November. All expenses for lodging, meals and materials …

— Come out to the ballpark for AARP Day at the Fisher Cats, on Tuesday, June 20, when New Hampshire’s AA team faces the Harrisburg Senators in an Eastern League matchup. AARP members who preorder tickets for themselves and their guests can enjoy the game plus an all-you-can-eat buffet for a special price of $28. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. The buffet will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sam Adams …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2017’s “Walk for your Health Program.”  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  The spring series will run from Monday, April 17 – Friday, June 23, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM and beginning from a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first …

— Only 1 in 10 Granite Staters age 50-plus plan to retire and never work again. Many will keep working or seek a new job, but others may want to turn their hobby into a business. AARP New Hampshire will host a free workshop June 6 on how to make that move. Advisers from the Small Business Administration, Center for Women’s Business Advancement and SCORE, which mentors small-business owners, will guide the two-hour session. Participants can explore whether their hobby provides …

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— This spring, AARP New Hampshire is offering our popular Life Reimagined Check-Ups in several Granite State locations:  Portsmouth, Manchester, Keene, Dover, New Durham and Concord. Whether you are looking to change careers or design your dream vacation, Life Reimagined can help you begin the process of making it happen! “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business, or live your dream life, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2017’s “Walk for your Health Program.”  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  The spring series will run from Monday, April 17 – Friday, June 23, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM and beginning from a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first …

— Break out those sneakers and experience your favorite morsels of Manchester this fall with a walk through the Queen City! The Manchester Police Department is inviting AARP members and their guests to join their weekly Senior Walks this fall.  Get some exercise and experience Manchester with Manchester police officers.   You just might see AARP staff and volunteers marching alongside as you wander the parks, rivers and rails of Manchester. These morning walks start at 9:00. You’ll cover 2 to 3 …

— Those sizzling, summer nights are the best for enjoying ice cream! And AARP New Hampshire is offering a free small ice cream to AARP members during our upcoming Ice Cream Nights! You’ll find us a local ice cream shops in Manchester and surrounding communities and AARP members and one guest can enjoy a small ice cream on us.   Our Ice Cream Nights will be held the fourth Tuesday in June, July and August, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Mark these …

— You’ll be saying “Humbug” if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount to A Christmas Carol. The discounted performances will be held December 4 through December 22 at The Palace Theatre, 72 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances are held at both 2:00* and 7:30 pm. On Thursday, December 10 — from 6:00 to 7:00 pm — there will be a pre-show reception featuring sweet treats …

— Uncork your inner artist at one of these Paint and Sip sessions! November is National Caregivers Month and AARP New Hampshire is celebrating the selfless individuals who provide caregiving services for family, friends and neighbors.  So, we organized Paint and Sip events across the Granite State and invite you to unleash your creative talents! Local artists will guide you, step by step, as you create your own masterpiece.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Here are the details: Portsmouth:  …