In this section you will find information and links for seniors and their caretakers residing in New Hampshire. Do you have any information that should be included?
2012 Celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Older Americans Act! Established in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. This Act provides assistance for seniors in the areas of nutrition, protection against age discrimination for work and housing, allows for civic and cultural educational services to help seniors stay informed, helps them to maintain independence and freedom through transportation, home care, legal aid, adult programs, and also provides protection against abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Older Americans Act
In 1973, an amendment to the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) required states to separate their aging planning and service areas and to designate Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to implement programs and services for older Americans at the local level. The local Area Agencies on Aging offices serve certain counties and implement the elder service programs within their geographic boundaries. The quickest way to find out what services a senior may qualify for and what senior programs are available is to contact the Area Agency on Aging office serving the county where the senior lives. A few states have websites which provide information for the entire state and other states provide a county lookup on their website to find the correct area office to contact for senior services.
What State Senior Services are Provided?
Area Agencies on Aging provide assistance with senior benefit programs, social security, Medicare, eligibility for low-income senior programs including home and community services (some states will provide part-time caregiving in the home through their home and community services program), along with:
- Home-delivered Meals
- Prescription Drug Programs
- Healthy Aging Programs
- Case Management
- Caregiver Training
- Senior Activities
- Support Groups
State Senior Services Help Line: 866-634-9412
More Helpful Links:
NH Commodity supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Are you a Senior looking for healthy foods? For persons 60 years of age and older. To qualify: monthly income for 1 person max $1,180, For 2 people: $1,594 For more information call: 1-800-942-4321.
Granite State Independent Living – www.gsil.org
A non-profit organization. Today, as a statewide non-profit and New Hampshire’s only Center for Independent Living, we stay close to our roots with a focus on our 4 core services of education, information, advocacy and support for seniors and people with disabilities.
Vic Geary Center, 18 Greenough Rd, Plaistow, NH 03865, 603-382-9276
Thanks to town and individual donations, service organizations and businesses along with County, State and Federal financial assistance and guidance we now have a center which serves the seniors of eight towns. (Atkinson, Danville, East Kingston, Hampstead, Kingston, Newton, Plaistow and Sandown)
Hampstead Town Library:
Seniors meet every Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 for chatter, games, newspapers and refreshments.
To view the library’s web page for seniors: http://www.hampstead.lib.nh.us/seniors.asp
Rockingham VNA & Hospice
Community Foot Care clinics are held at various locations in Rockingham County. For more information call: 603-580-6668 or 1-800-540-2981
Salem, NH Senior Center
Ingram Senior Center , participation free for town residents, $25 annual for others.
Kingston Seniors Lunches
Kingston senior citizens are reminded that the Monday Senior Lunches will resume on Mon., September 10. Since renovations at the First Congregational Church have not been completed, Monday Lunch will continue to be held at the VFW on Route 125. Volunteers will begin to serve between 11:45 a.m. and 12 noon. Seniors generally use time before and after the luncheon to socialize with friends and acquaintances.
All Kingston seniors (age 55 and older) are invited to enjoy a great meal, for a very reasonable donation.
Volunteers serve the dinners, which include tea, coffee, and dessert.
The first Monday of each month is celebrated with birthday cake and ice cream, to honor all seniors who have a birthday during that month.
The Committee would like to thank the VFW for donating the use of their facilities for the Kingston Senior Program.
Some additional links that are a great source of information:
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Senior Health Resources
Boomer’s Roadmap to Aging in Place
Moving Tips for Seniors
Financial Resources for Seniors
Guide to Senior Nutrition
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia