As one of the nation’s fastest aging populations, more and more New Hampshire seniors will face challenges – such as isolation, food insecurity and financial constraints – that will heavily weigh on their physical, emotional and overall well-being.
Our goal is to make aging in place easier, safer and more enjoyable. Through a wide range of programs, we provide thousands of local seniors with the support, assistance and resources they need to remain independent and live life to the fullest each day.
Why This Matters
New Hampshire is the second oldest population nationwide. By 2030, one-third of the state’s population is expected to be over the age of 65. Every day, more and more seniors require support, assistance and resources to age in place and remain living in their own homes.
Thousands of NH seniors live either on fixed incomes or in poverty, unable to afford basic life needs. More than 10,000 NH seniors are food insecure and at risk of hunger. Others make hard sacrifices, such as choosing between filling prescriptions, heating their homes or having enough food in the cabinets.
Many New Hampshire seniors are homebound, live in isolation or within rural settings, away from family or loved ones, making it difficult to access the food, social connections or even rides to medical appointments that they need for their overall well-being. Nearly 25% of NH seniors live alone, and New Hampshire ranks second in the nation for those at risk of social isolation.
Grocery and food deliveries to seniors who are homebound, disabled or live in rural settings and face the threat of food insecurity.
Volunteer rides to medical appointments, dialysis appointments, the grocery store and other errands essential for their health and well-being.
A wide range of emotional support services, such as social outings, friendly visits, phone calls, bereavement support groups, home maintenance assistance, mental health counseling services and basic needs assistance.
Results & Impact
Through our work, more seniors can better age in a dignified manner, reduce feelings of isolation, avoid food insecurity, and improve access to services critical to their physical health and well-being. In the past year: