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 older Granite State.
Thanks to dramatic advances in medicine, public health and lifestyle choices, nearly half of children born today can expect to live to 100. Demographic trends show us that by 2030, nearly half a million people in New Hampshire will be over the age of 65.
This permanent shift toward longer lives affects where we live and how we work, obtain healthcare, and navigate our day-to-day lives. Current approaches are insufficient. We must roll up our sleeves and imagine new ways to think and act and new ways to shape the places in which we live.
Our goal is to raise our collective voice in support of the aging population in New Hampshire, promoting a strong, stable infrastructure for healthy aging. Click here for more information on our advocacy efforts and learn how you can contribute.
The NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (NH AHA) is a statewide coalition of stakeholders focused on the health and well-being of older adults in New Hampshire. NH AHA works to promote its shared vision to create communities in New Hampshire that advance culture, policies and services which support older adults and their families.