New Hampshire’s population is, on average, older than most other states, with a median age of 43. 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. We have co-created the NH Alliance for Health Aging and invite all those who care about older adults and our shared future to engage in this statewide coalition.

Working together through collaborative efforts, we will create communities in New Hampshire where older adults are offered a wide range of choices to advance health, independence and dignity.

Selection Criteria and Application Process

Our Strategic Grants are identified in partnership with key stakeholders. They focus on building a coalition, increasing the knowledge base, growing leadership and community support, and increasing funding and support for policy.

Contact Kelly Laflamme to share an idea or opportunity for advancing the strategies and outcomes of the Elder Health Initiative.