In Support Of Volunteer Caregivers

By Richard Chevrefils Chair, NHAHA Steering Committee By some estimates, about 168,000 residents-perhaps your friends or neighbors-serve as a volunteer caregiver for an older adult. From helping with household chores, to rides to medical or dental appointments, to assisting in activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing, these volunteers are critical in helping […]

Building Age-Friendly Communities that Work for All: A Global and State Perspective with Dr. Alexandre Kalache- March 16, 2023

The NH Alliance for Healthy Aging was pleased to host a webinar in conjunction with the Point32 Health Foundation, entitled: Building Age Friendly Communities That Work A recording can be found below: https://media.unh.edu/media/Building+Age-Friendly+Communities+that+Work+for+AllA+A+Global+and+State+Perspective+with+Dr.+Alexandre+Kalache/1_aqz7qjnb Additional resources can be found here: Building Age Friendly Communities_Resources:

Your Voice Matters-Join The Conversation to Create A Direct Care Worker Council

The NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (NHAHA) Direct Care Workforce Workgroup is hosting a virtual meeting the first week of October for direct care workers in New Hampshire. If you are a home health aide, personal care attendant, certified nursing assistant, direct support professional, job coach or other worker who supports older adults and their […]

2021 NHAHA Survey Results

NHAHA is excited to share the results from 2021 Participant Survey . Drawn from NHAHA participants from across the state, this tool provides vital insights into the issues most important to the environment of collective aging. As is the case with past surveys, the data collected and summarized here will be utilized by the NHAHA […]

NHAHA Volunteer Driver Initiative Encourages Volunteers to Make a Difference

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact Information Jennifer Rabalais NH Alliance for Healthy Aging jennifer.rabalais@unh.edu 603.228-2084 x14    NHAHA Volunteer Driver Initiative Encourages Volunteers to Make a Difference  (New Hampshire | July 12, 2022) The New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging (NHAHA) is proud to announce our Volunteer Driver Initiative, a collaboration with non-profit Volunteer Driver […]

Let’s change the conversation about aging in the 603

Even a casual reader of their local newspaper has seen the headlines in publications across our state.  Attention grabbers in bold, large type which read: “NH’s aging population poses serious challenges,” and “Caring for a rapidly aging state.”  Once you go past those provocative headers, you will read quotes from local experts about our state’s “gray demographic” and the subsequent rising costs- health care, housing, supportive services- of being the second oldest state in the U.S., only behind our northern neighbors in Maine.

Rethinking the Future of Our Communities

As more of us live longer, healthier lives, New Hampshire faces a powerful opportunity to rethink the future of our communities. So many of us continue to have so much to offer as we age, but many of our current policies, structures, and cultural assumptions fail to take advantage of the new realities of an […]