Elder Health

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire

Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire
Center on Aging and Community Living recently published an environmental scan (commissioned by the NH Endowment for Health) that informs the work of the Elder Health Coalition. The report is a research-based environmental scan focused on six areas of elder health needed to support the creation of elder friendly communities. The six areas, identified by the Elder Health Coalition as critical to the development of elder friendly communities, are Living Arrangements, Family Caregivers, Social and Civic Engagement, Physical and Mental Well-being, Advocacy, and Fundamental Needs. The report, titled “Collaborating to Create Elder Friendly Communities in New Hampshire: A Scan of the Current Landscape,” provides a unique perspective as it balances the medical and social determinants of elder health in New Hampshire. Read the full report here  (also attached)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Policy Briefs from the 2015 White House Conference On Aging

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging convened key national leaders and elder health experts.  Read policy briefs on key topics including elder justice, long-term services and supports, and healthy aging.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shared Vision for Elder Health

VISION:  We envision communities where New Hampshire’s culture, policies and services support our elders and their families, providing a wide range of choices that advance health, independence and dignity.

Created by the Elder Health Advisory Committee, April 2014.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Elder Health Video Series

This is the first installment of the Elder Health Video Series, produced by the Endowment for Health, New Hampshire's largest health foundation. Ensuring the Health and Dignity of Elders is one of two new priority areas selected by the foundation during its strategic planning process.

Elder Health Video Series: Family Caregiving

Judy Hertzler lives with her husband and son in Hancock, NH. Her household has grown by leaps and bounds ever since her 86-year-old mother and in-laws (also in their late 80s) came to live with her. Learn about the challenges of family caregiving as well as what it means to search for a sense of purpose as we age.

Elder Health Video Series: Home and Community Based Supports


Learn about effective strategies to keep NH seniors at home -- where they want to remain for as long as possible.