Even retired accountant Beth Marchilena of Nashua was intimidated by the menu of plans, deductibles, co-payments, co-insurances and maximum out-of–pocket expenses when she first selected from the Medicare lineup when she turned 65 years old.

New Hampshire’s first-ever job fair geared to experienced, retired, and older workers will be held Friday, featuring close to 100 employers looking for staff in health care, home care, customer service, transportation, financial services, auto repair and other industries.

MANCHESTER — At age 92, Ellie Freedman is legally blind and uses a rolling walker to navigate the halls of her retirement community. But she has a keen ear for breaking news and Red Sox winnings, and stays sharp by leading a study group on America’s founding fathers for 25 other residents at…

At 72, Suzanne Wason decided it was time to slow down, but she didn’t want to retire completely. The solution: dropping from five to four days as corporate receptionist at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord, a job she knows well, still enjoys and has held for 17 years. The change gives her ti…

WEIRS BEACH — On the main deck of the MS Mount Washington, a singer strums an acoustic guitar and croons “King of the Road.” Nearly 300 guests sway, clap, tap fingers and toes, hum and sing a few memorable stanzas. No one seems to notice the wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen tanks or nasal tubes …

Diane Blake, 75, a former psychotherapist and 40-year smoker, runs a COPD support group the second Wednesday of every month, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the office of Breathe New Hampshire at 145 Hollis St. in Manchester.

As New Hampshire’s baby boomers age, the state’s 212,000 workers 50 to 64 are contemplating retirement in different ways and at ages older than previous generations. As people live longer and healthier lives, the 65 benchmark for stopping work to embark on a relaxed and quiet existence no lo…

Nine northern New Hampshire towns and Fryeburg, Maine have combined forces to become an age-friendly community together, joining the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities as the Mount Washington Valley, pledging to plan and coordinate changes in housing, transportation, health services …

MANCHESTER — Soft strains of “Amazing Grace” and “Build My Mansion” fill the second floor of the old police headquarters on Chestnut Street. Music trickles down the stairwell and booms from inside the room housing the 1269 Cafe, a soup kitchen serving lunch six days a week to the city’s home…


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