New Hampshire’s population is, on average, older than the most other states, with a median age of 42. As longevity increases, we will see an increase in the average age of the older population. And as people experience better health into later years of life, the definitions of retirement and healthy aging are changing. How and where people age is changing too. People are aging in place at home or are opting to live in community outside of traditional institutional care. The Endowment for Health aims to create a culture that supports the physical, mental, social and economic well-being of all people – through every stage of life. Through the Elder Health Initiative, the Endowment is working with our community partners to increase understanding of how an aging population will change New Hampshire and to prepare our communities to meet the challenges and tap the opportunities of this change. Through our field building approach, we are inviting all those who care about older adults and our shared future to form a statewide coalition and to create an action plan. Working together through collaborative efforts, we can create communities in New Hampshire where elders and their families are supported and offered a wide range of choices to advance health, independence and dignity.
Our Strategic Grants are identified in partnership with key stakeholders. Interested applicants should contact Kelly Laflamme to discuss an idea and opportunities for advancing strategies and outcomes.Contact Kelly Laflamme for more information.