— In New Hampshire, nearly 235,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life and …

— AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in the Granite State.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Programs funded this year are in communities in all …

— The Palace Theatre announces its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 discount per adult ticket for each of the following performances: Beauty and the Beast, September 7 through September 30, 2018 Monty Python’s Spamalot, October 19 through November 10, 2018 The Nutcracker, November 23 through November 25, 2018 A Christmas Carol, November 30 through December 23, 2018 The Secret Garden, January 11 through February 3, 2019 Cabaret, February 22 through March 17, 2019 …

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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 …

— Nearly 173,000 Granite Staters care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities – or other loved ones – helping them to live independently in their homes and communities.  Which is where they want to be. What’s more, these caregivers provide more than $2.3 billion each year in uncompensated services. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a …

— AARP New Hampshire is pleased to welcome Goffstown and Portsmouth as the first members in New Hampshire of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the first communities in the Granite State to sign on to the network, their civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of …

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— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …

— Autumn’s harvest brings us an abundant array of delicious foods as we begin preparations for the winter months.  New Hampshire’s wildlife is also benefiting from nature’s bounty as seasonal changes trigger survival strategies for winter’s pending challenges. Join us as we explore the forests and fields of the New Hampshire Audubon’s Massabesic Center, delving into the mysteries of migration and the amazing adaptions birds and animals utilize in this busy season. Here are the details: Nature’s Bounty:  Fuel for Seasonal …

— Are you a bicycle-friendly driver? Hundreds of cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year in the US, and thousands more are injured.  Whether you are a cyclist or not, it’s everyone’s responsibility to do everything we can to prevent these tragedies on New Hampshire roadways and beyond. Join AARP New Hampshire and Center for Health Promotion on September 15 for this one-hour interactive class: Bicycle Friendly Driver Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 to 11:00 am Center for Health Promotion; …

— Are you ready to retire? It’s not solely about your financial planning, it’s also about your readiness:  physically, emotionally and mentally.  What is your vision for retirement? Join AARP New Hampshire and Center for Health Promotion at this September 18 retirement readiness workshop.  Learn about how the evolution of retirement impacts your life, including some interesting baby boomer statistics. Here’s what’s planned: Intro to Retirement:  Are You Ready for the Next Chapter? Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 pm …