Healthy Aging

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Opportunities Ahead -- NH AHA Advocacy Priorities 2018 - 2023

Educating the community and advocating for policy change are critical to creating age-friendly communities. That is why the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA) set long-term advocacy priorities to ensure that we all can look forward to aging in the Granite State in a way that utilizes our skills and talents while meeting our needs and managing our resources effectively.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Call to Care NH: A Discussion Guide

Call to Care NH is a co-production of NH PBS and the Endowment for Health. This 30-minute program explores the challenges presented as more of us are living longer and the demand for people who provide care is growing faster than the supply. Developed as a companion to the national documentary America Reframed: CARE, the New Hampshire program offers a local perspective regarding systemic gaps and creative solutions that could, if we work together and take action, create a better future for older people in New Hampshire and those that care for them.
Friday, September 1, 2017

A Funding Scan for Age-Friendly Initiatives in New Hampshire

This scan was conducted by researchers at the University of New Hampshire Center on Aging and Community Living. It provides information on the numerous funding opportunities that could support New Hampshire’s Collective Impact aging initiative, called New Hampshire’s Alliance on Healthy Aging (NH AHA), to create age-friendly communities. This report focuses on, but is not limited to, funding opportunities that best correlate with the 2015 action planning strategies created by the elder health initiative.
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cross-Border Conversations on Caregiving

As is true for many nations, America's population is aging.  Northern New England is on the leading edge of this demographic shift.  Collectively, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire have the oldest populations by median age in the country.  People who live in this region pride themselves on their independence and can-do attitude.  They want to "age in place," which means to age in their own home and community -- safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of their age, income level or ability.

At the same time, there is a shrinking formal and informal workforce available to meet the needs created by this demographic shift.  To begin to address the challenges faced by informal family caregivers in our region, the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging (TSLCA) hosted three cross-border conversations on caregiving.

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.