ENSURING THE HEALTH AND DIGNITY OF ELDERS

Overview

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 wife 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.

NH Alliance for Healthy Aging

NH Alliance for Healthy Aging

A statewide collaboration of numerous community partners working together to address the issues of an aging NH. The Alliance welcomes all to participate.
Tri State Learning Collaborative on Aging

Tri State Learning Collaborative on Aging

Helping to build strong communities that support healthy aging through shared learning and collaborative partnerships in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Reframing Aging

Reframing Aging

Helping to address public perceptions of older adults: who they are, what issues affect them, how they contribute to our society, and how society can best integrate their needs and contributions.
Learn About Our Coverage Partnership with the Union Leader

Learn About Our Coverage Partnership with the Union Leader

Gretchen Grosky is reporting on issues of aging for the Union Leader "Silver Linings" series.
Nine to Ninety Movie

Nine to Ninety Movie

Phyllis and Joe Sabatini have been together 65 years. At ages 89 and 90, they live at home with their daughter Sarah and nine year old granddaughter Jacqueline. But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents’ health problems escalate, they are forced to make a difficult decision that will surprise viewers.
AARP Video:  What Old Looks Like
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AARP Video: What Old Looks Like

What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what “old” looks like. Then we introduced them to some real “old” people. Watch what happens when folks let go of their outdated beliefs and embrace the idea that aging is not about decline - it’s about growth.

Elder Health Grants

Elder Health Approach

Elder Health Resources