Resource Guide for Adults Ages 60+

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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. These issues of concern and interest unite residents and play a predominant role in their lives. The focus and momentum for each of these issues is thriving in New Hampshire, which is recognized as one of the oldest states in the nation, with more than 500,000 people who are 50+. AARP New Hampshire has abundant resources for its 225,000 members. If you would like to learn more about what they do in the Granite State, visit aarp.org/nh for more information. The following list is by no means comprehensive but is meant to provide statewide resources for New Hampshire’s 50+ citizens.

Financial Stability
NH Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Unit Prevents, investigates and prosecutes crimes involving elderly victims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Website lists location and phone numbers of county offices. doj.nh.gov, (800) 949-0470

Federal Trade Commission, NH Office
Issues complaints about fraud, scams, phishing, identity theft, unwanted telemarketing, credit or debt issues and other unfair business practices.
25 Triangle Park Dr., Concord
ftccomplaintassistant.gov

AARP Tax Aid
Providing tax preparation and assistance.
taxaide@aarp.org, (888) 687-2277

Consumer Protection Bureau, Office of the Attorney General
Protects consumers from unfair or deceptive trade practices in New Hampshire.
33 Capitol St., Concord, (603) 271-3658

AARP Fraud Watch Network
Avoid scams like identity theft, investment fraud and holiday scams. Watchdog alerts and a scam-tracking map provide real-time alerts from law enforcement.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network helpline at aarp.org or call (877) 908-3360.

NH Department of Justice
doj.nh.gov/consumer/sourcebook/schemes-swindles-scams.htm

NH Legal Aid Self-help Guides
Free legal help to low-income residents.
nhlegalaid.org/self-help-guides

Health Security & Caregiving
ServiceLink NH Aging services and support in your community for caregivers.
servicelink.nh.gov/caregivers/index.htm, (866) 634-9412

NHCarePath
Caregiving resources and services from issues such as aging, disability and independent living to counseling and financial planning tools.
nhcarepath.dhhs.nh.gov

Granite State Independent Living
Advocacy, information, education, support and transition services for people as they age.
gsil.org, (603) 228-9680

211
Speak with trained information and referral specialists who can connect you to local resources for free.
211nh.org, call 211

NH Easy Gateway to Services
Information for services throughout the Granite State.
nheasy.nh.gov

Family Support New Hampshire
A network of family support and family resource centers.
fsnh.org, (603) 224-1279

AARP NH
Local caregiving resources and solutions
aarp.org/caregiving/local

A Resource Guide for NH Relative Caregivers
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Find family resource centers, family support groups, legal assistance, financial assistance, community action agencies, mental health care centers and educational resources.
dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/documents/relativecaregivers.pdf

Housing

NH Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Housing resources for New Hampshire seniors.
hud.gov/states/new_hampshire/homeownership/seniors

Talk to a HUD Housing Counselor
Counseling on buying, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages.
hud.gov/i_want_to/talk_to_a_housing_counselor

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services
Resources, programs and information for elder services.
dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/index.htm

ServiceLink
Financial and home care program resources.
servicelink.nh.gov

New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration
Property tax relief programs for seniors.
revenue.nh.gov/faq/low-moderate.htm

New Hampshire Legal Aid
nhlegalaid.org/self-help-guides/housing-foreclosure-eviction

New Hampshire Legal Assistance
nhla.org

NH Housing Finance Authority
Promotes, finances and supports affordable housing and related services.
nhhfa.org

Legal Assistance

New Hampshire Legal Aid
nhlegalaid.org

New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Senior Law Project
nhla.org

Lifelong Learning

Colby Sawyer College
colby-sawyer.edu/adventures

Dartmouth College
osher.dartmouth.edu

Granite State College
olli.granite.edu/classes.html

NH Department of Education
education.nh.gov/career/adult/adult_learner.htm

Rivier Institute for Senior Education
rivier.edu/academics/rise

Southern NH University
snhu.edu

University of New Hampshire
unh.edu/continuingeducation/university-coursework

Medicare

ServiceLink
Trained and certified Medicare specialist support
servicelink.nh.gov/medicare/index.htm, (866) 634-9412

AARP Medicare Q&A Tool
aarp.org/health/medicare-qa-tool

Military & Veterans Services

VA Benefits & Healthcare
va.gov

NH State Office of Veterans Services
nh.gov/nhveterans

Liberty House Inc.
Helping homeless and struggling veterans.
75 West Baker St., Manchester
libertyhousenh.org, (603) 669-0761

NH Care Path
Services and support for service members and their families
nhcarepath.dhhs.nh.gov/veterans-military/index.htm

Veterans Count
Resources and services for veterans and their families.
vetscount.org, (603) 621-3570

Retirement

NH’s Active Retirement Association
Provides educational and cultural programming in the Seacoast area and beyond. Holds four meetings a year that are free and open to the public for socializing with current and prospective members.
unh.edu/ara

The Friends Program
Provides over 500 volunteers to nonprofit and public organizations across the state to meet community needs.
friendsprogram.org

AARP Retirement Calculator Provides
a personalized snapshot of what your financial future might look like.
aarp.org/work/retirement-planning/retirement_calculator.html

Senior Discounts

The Senior Discount List for NH
seniorcitizendiscountlist.org

AARP Benefits & Member Discounts
aarp.org

Social Security

Social Security Administration
Apply for retirement benefits, use the retirement benefits calculator and more.
ssa.gov/benefits

Local Social Security Administration Offices:

Concord: 70 Commercial St.
(888) 397-9798

Keene: 9 Elm St.
(877) 405-3651

Littleton: 177 W Main St.
(877) 405-7658

Manchester: 1100 Elm St., #201
(800) 772-1213

Nashua: 175 Amherst St.
(800) 772-1213

Portsmouth: 80 Daniel St., #210a
(800) 772-1213

Transportation

Medicaid Medical Transportation Program
Provides medical services to Medicaid recipients.
(603) 271-3770 or (800) 852-3345, extension 3770 (in New Hampshire only)
dhhs.nh.gov

ServiceLink
Locate transportation providers and resources.
servicelink.nh.gov
(866) 634-9412

The Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services
Transportation programs for seniors and disabled adults.
(866) 634-9412

NH Rideshare
Free commuter matching services.
nh.gov/dot/programs/ridesharenh.gov/dot/programs/rideshare
(800) 462-8707 or nh.gov/dot/programs/rideshare

NH Department of Transportation
Public transportation information and providers.
nh.gov/dot/org/aerorailtransit/railandtransit/transit.htm

NH Transit Association
Information, education and support to improve mobility
nhtransit.com, (603) 623-8801 ext. 5152

Categories: Health & Wellness, Seniors

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