New Hampshire Senior News

February 24. 2013 8:35PM


Goffstown resident chosen for AARP institute

MANCHESTER - Sherri Harden of Goffstown has been selected to participate in AARP's inaugural Volunteer Leadership Institute, an intensive 13-month program designed to elevate motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.

AARP says the institute's mission is to "develop and mobilize the expertise, interests and talents of highly skilled volunteers to lead and influence in communities across the nation."

The 24 members of the class of 2013 represent diverse corners of the country, from New Hampshire to California, Puerto Rico to Oregon, and varied backgrounds and areas of expertise, including academia, government and public policy, business and nonprofits, and communications and marketing.

"Having New Hampshire represented in this inaugural class is a testament to the high quality of volunteer leaders in our state," Kelly Clark, AARP New Hampshire state director, wrote in an email. "Sherri Harden has a 10-year track record of volunteering with AARP, working with us on a variety of issues, including health care, long-term care and financial security."

Harden said she was honored to be chosen. "My personal, family and career experiences led me to my passion for aging issues. Collaborating with AARP in bringing about positive social change is a life-changing experience for me," she said.

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Manchester NARFE to meet Thursday

MANCHESTER - The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association will have its first meeting of the year Thursday at the American Legion Sweeney Post 2, 251 Maple St. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and the meeting will start at 1:30 p.m.

Guest speakers Timothy Molan and Craig Bamberger from McHugh Funeral Home will give a short presentation and then take questions from the members.

The association encourages its members to attend and also would welcome any prospective members. Light refreshments will be served.

Maple Suites to host healthy heart seminar

DOVER - Maple Suites Senior Independent Living will host a free healthy heart seminar at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Suites, 30 Holiday Drive.

Dr. Lazaro Diaz, a cardiologist and medical director at Wentworth Health Partners - The Cardiovascular Group, will conduct the seminar.

The discussion topics will include heart disease prevention; heart disease symptoms; common types of heart disease; treatment options and promising new therapies; how to live with heart disease; and heart resources to help seniors.

To attend, call Maple Suites at 742-8820. Those who RSVP in advance are invited to stay for a meal after the seminar.

RiverWoods' program to look at real estate trends

EXETER - RiverWoods, a continuing care retirement community, is hosting a program, "Real Estate Forecast: Top Trends to Watch in 2013," from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at its Woods campus, 7 RiverWoods Drive.

John W. Rice, immediate past president of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors, is the guest speaker. He'll address such issues as when is the best time to sell a house, what the future for housing looks like and what someone thinking about selling needs to do to prepare.

Seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Diane Burch at 658-3014 or

RSVP program searching for Mr. or Ms. Fixit

The RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Fixit Corps, a program of Southern New Hampshire Services, is looking for volunteers to assist clients 60 and older or disabled homeowners with minor home repairs and maintenance.

For more information or to express interest, call Dee Martin at 668-8010 in the Manchester area or Denise Charest at 598-9421 in the Nashua area.

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