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NH DHHS Announces Listening Sessions for State Plan on Aging
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Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
Publish Date:
October 15, 2018

Concord, NH – As part of a statewide effort to understand the needs of older adults, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) and the State Plan on Aging (SPOA) Planning Committee are seeking public input that will guide and inform the next four-year State Plan on Aging.

"As we continue in our efforts to provide programs and services that focus on older adults, we must have an understanding of what their needs are," said Wendi Aultman, BEAS Bureau Chief. "New Hampshire has one of the fastest-growing aging populations, and these listening sessions will give us the opportunity to offer supports that are meaningful and relevant to our older residents, so that they can participate fully in their communities."

In addition to the listening sessions, residents are invited to complete the online State Plan on Aging Survey, which will allow respondents to provide information on the availability of supports in their communities, including health care programs and screenings, affordable housing, transportation, and in-home long-term supports and services. Information from the listening sessions and survey will be used to inform the New Hampshire State Plan on Aging that will be submitted to the Federal Administration for Community Living. This plan is a requirement to receive federal funding for the Older Americans Act programs in New Hampshire.

Listening sessions will run through December 7. Many senior and community centers will host the sessions around the congregate meal to make it easier for older adults to attend. If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Kim Hillson at 603-271-9215, or, five business days before the listening session. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than five days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.

October 25th
Berlin Senior Center
610 Sullivan Street, Berlin
November 2nd
Cheshire Medical Center
580 Court Street, Keene
November 7th
Meredith Community Center
1 Circle Drive, Meredith
November 14th
Nashua Senior Center
70 Temple Street, Nashua
November 15th
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
11 Whitehall Road, Rochester
November 16th ***rescheduled to December 6
Newport Senior Center
76 South Main Street, Newport
November 19th
Upper Valley Senior Center
10 Campbell Street, Lebanon
North Conway ***postponed due to weather
November 27th
Gibson Center for Seniors
14 Grove Street, North Conway
November 28th
Marion Gerrish Community Center
39 West Broadway, Derry
November 28th
GoodLife Programs & Activities
254 North State Street, Concord
November 29th
Littleton Area Senior Center
77 Riverglen Lane, Littleton
November 30th
Manchester City Library, Auditorium
405 Pine Street, Manchester
December 7th
Rockingham County Nursing Home
117 North Road, Brentwood
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