NH Senior Notes: AARP session on ‘Livable Communities’

March 18. 2018 10:59PM

MANCHESTER — AARP plans a “Todd Talk on Livable Communities” on Tuesday, March 27, at the Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road.

Todd Fahey, AARP New Hampshire state director, will guide the 90-minute conversation on how to make cities, towns and neighborhoods more livable for people of all ages. The session will include plenty of time for questions.

“Communities are most livable and age-friendly when people thoughtfully and intentionally design, organize and operate their communities to make them great places for all ages,” Fahey said. “Livable communities help residents thrive, and when residents thrive, communities prosper.”

The discussion will look at some of the components of a livable community, solutions for making a community more livable, ideas that are being turned into action in New Hampshire, and how to trigger change in a community.

The session is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To sign up, go to https://aarp.cvent.com/ToddTalk3-18 or goo.gl/FahPAJ.

The session will begin with registration and light appetizers from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To find out more about AARP’s livable community resources, visit aarp.org/livable.

Program at Cashin Center a dementia simulation

MANCHESTER — The Arbors at Bedford will give people a real-life simulation of what it’s like to live with dementia during a presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the William Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St.

The Arbors says “Dementia Live” is an innovative program designed by a team of nationally recognized dementia experts.

To sign up for a dementia simulation, stop by the center’s front desk. Space is limited. For more about the center, call 624-6533.

Senior Citizen Council’s annual meeting April 2

LEBANON — Grafton County Senior Citizens Council’s annual meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 2, at the Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. The public is welcome.

The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey A. Meyers, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, who will discuss how the state is serving its large and growing population of older adults, particularly through community and long-term care programs.

The event will begin with lunch at the senior center, followed by the business meeting and keynote address. To reserve a spot at lunch, contact Anne Grover at 448-4213 ext. 110 or agrover@gcscc.org by Friday.

The council says its mission is to support the health, dignity and independence of older adults and adults with disabilities in the county through programs and services offered at senior centers and other locations.

The county has eight senior centers: Horse Meadow Senior Center, North Haverhill; Linwood Area Senior Services, Lincoln; Littleton Area Senior Center; Mascoma Area Senior Center, Canaan; Newfound Area Senior Services, Bristol; Orford Area Senior Services; Plymouth Regional Senior Center; and the Upper Valley Senior Center.

AARP members offered ‘Mama Mia!’ discount

MANCHESTER — The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 discount on adult tickets when “Mamma Mia!” is at the downtown theater from April 6 through April 29. Performances will be at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Writer Catherine Johnson’s tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Discounted tickets can be purchased online at www.palacetheatretickets.org or by calling 668-5588. Tickets also can be purchased in the box office, 80 Hanover St. To receive the discount, use the code ACTIVE.

Singer-songwriter to perform at Littleton center

LITTLETON — Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will host a NH Humanities program, “Music in My Pocket,” with singer-songwriter Jeff Warner at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20. This is a free production, but space is limited. To RSVP, call the center at 444-6050.

AARP warning about scam tied to new Medicare cards

Concord — Starting in April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin issuing Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. New beneficiaries will get the cards first.

AARP is warning that this change presents an opening to scammers.

If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare and asks to confirm your Social Security number for the new card, this is a scam. It is also a scam if you get a call from someone claiming you have to pay for the new card. Hang up immediately, AARP advises.

For more information on fraud prevention, check out the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.

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