New Hampshire Senior News Notes

February 16. 2014 4:11PM

Check out retirement outlook for 2014

EXETER — A free luncheon seminar featuring Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, will address the 2014 economic outlook for retirement trends on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RiverWoods in Exeter.

This presentation will look at the global economic trends, and examine how they affect retirement-ready adults. A question and answer session will follow. Reserve early, as seating for this popular presentation is limited. Reserve a spot today by calling 658-3014.

Senior leader program seeks advocates

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is accepting applications for 2014 program designed to train those who want to advocate for older adults.

A collaboration among AARP, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.

Application deadline is Feb. 24.

Members of the 2014 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state. Twenty participants will be selected on their motivation to become well informed and active in policymaking and systems change for aging New Hampshire citizens.

“In its fifth year, this program is designed to be educational and provide advocacy and community leadership skills necessary to advance issues of importance to Granite Staters as they age,” said Doug McNutt, AARP New Hampshire Associate State Director for Advocacy. Participants will meet five times over an eight-month period and receive intensive training on a variety of educational and community topics. All expenses including hotel, meals and materials are covered for participants. The only cost to participate is a $45 contribution at the time of acceptance.

Details and an online application packet can be found at

NH Retired Men’s Assoc. to tour technology school

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Retired Men’s Association will tour Manchester School of Technology on Feb. 18.

A tour of the school’s programs and facilities will be guided by the staff followed by an optional social lunch period. The technology high school has almost 1,000 students and offers a wide variety of technology courses in wide demand by the local business community.

The one-hour tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. The optional lunch and social period will follow prepared by the culinary arts students and staff.

The school is located at 530 South Porter St., across from Memorial High School. Should classes be cancelled that day, the meeting is also cancelled

For more information, contact Tom Arnold at or 965-3573 or Jean Schwartz at, 738-7270. Also check out the latest information on our new web site

• RMA also has a computer group that meets the second Thursday of the month as well as a twice monthly (2nd and 4th Tuesdays) cribbage card playing group. For more information, send an email to Bob Chase

Advanced care seminar is Feb. 26 in Nashua

NASHUA — Sanders Burstein, M.D., will speak on Advanced Care Planning and the role of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the William Thomas Dining Room at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab Greenbriar, 55 Harris Road, Nashua.

The presentation begins at 8 a.m. and breakfast will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

Call Suzanne Koperniak at 289-3515 by Friday, Feb. 21, to register.

Feb. 22 is AARP Day at Millyard Museum

CONCORD — The Millyard Museum is offering a $3 discount on admission and a special lecture for AARP members all day Saturday, Feb. 22. Admission includes access to all the exhibits as well as a special lecture on The Ledge.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the special lecture at 11 a.m.

The Millyard Museum is at 200 Bedford St. in downtown Manchester. The museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here.

The exhibit continues with the story of the development of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, one of the largest textile-producing companies in the world, employing more than 17,000 people.

Learn about The Ledge, the year-round swimmers, and their daring dive routines. Preregistration for the special lecture is recommended by calling 622-7531.

Discounted adult admission on Feb. 22 is $5 and those 62 and older pay just $3. Admission is free to those 12 and younger. AARP members must show their membership card to receive the discount.

• AARP members also receive $10 off admission to The Divas Through the Decades on Thursday, Feb. 20. The performance starts at 7:30 at The Palace Theatre at 72 Hanover St., in downtown Manchester.

An original musical production conceived by Artistic Director Carl Rajotte, Divas Through the Decades celebrates the divas of our time: Etta James, Gloria Estafan, Tina Turner, Madonna and many more! Featuring professional singers and dancers from New York City, the lavish costumes, stunning lights, show-stopping vocals and jaw-dropping visual effects will wow men and women alike.

AARP members can purchase tickets by visiting or calling 603-668-5588.

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