New Hampshire State Plan on Aging
Information and resources for the NH State Plan on Aging, in accordance with all requirements of the Older Americans Act and guidance documents from the Federal Administration for Community Living.
The New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) is designated by the NH Legislature as the State’s Unit on Aging, under the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965. Under this designation, BEAS has the responsibility to develop and administer the State Plan on Aging (SPOA) on an ongoing basis in accordance with all requirements of the OAA and guiding documents from the Federal Administration for Community Living (ACL).
BEAS’s vision of advancing the state’s efforts in understanding, serving, supporting, and celebrating older individuals across the state will continue as it starts to draft the next three-year plan. Your efforts completing this survey and/or attending either in-person or a virtual listening session hosted by BEAS will contribute towards the development of a meaningful plan reflective of the current concerns, needs and priorities of people living in the Granite State. The new plan will outline priorities for action in New Hampshire related to OAA programs and services between Oct. 1, 2023 and Sept. 30, 2027.
The State Plan on Aging survey is part of a statewide outreach effort to improve our understanding of the needs of people who are aging in New Hampshire.
Updating the NH State Plan on Aging
Please Take a Moment to Complete a Survey
The State Plan on Aging survey is part of a statewide outreach effort to improve our understanding of the needs of people who are aging in New Hampshire. By completing the survey, you will help guide the development of New Hampshire’s 2023 Four Year State Plan on Aging.
State Plan on Aging 2023-2027 Listening Sessions
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 BEAS Bureau Chief, Wendi Aultman. “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 February 2, 2023. Several senior and community centers will host the sessions immediately following 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 BEAS at 603-271-9203 or firstname.lastname@example.org 5 business days before the listening session. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.