New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come many financial and societal challenges such as long-term care, caregiving, transportation, housing and health care. Many of these issues will guide the state’s legislative agenda for years to come.
Building a state-wide corps of volunteers to advocate on these issues will be critical to the quality of life for all in New Hampshire. And that is why the New Hampshire Senior Leadership series was founded.
After a statewide search, the collaborating organizations – AARP New Hampshire and the Center on Aging and Community Living at the University of New Hampshire – chose 23 activists interested in advocating for older adults in New Hampshire. The class of 2012, the third in the history of the program, will receive six months of training on a wide variety of topics, such as the history of aging and aging services, creating livable communities for aging populations, the legislative process, and community engagement.
This year’s class includes:
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