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Senior Lifestyles – Feb. 2016

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5 tips for creating a sound financial strategy

Many people want to know the secret to financial success. Whether they should be saving more, protecting more, investing more or spending less – everyone wants a silver bullet to set them on the road to financial success. There is no silver bullet. The key is to have discussions with your…

Need a mood boost? Maybe it’s time to check your hearing

Here’s why: Hearing loss is linked to a greater risk of depression in adults of all ages, especially in 18 to 69 year olds. But studies show treating hearing loss can boost quality of life. People with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to feel down, depressed or hopeless, research from the…

Tips to stick with your weight loss goals

Deciding to lose weight is a great first step toward wellness. But goal setting is the easy part. Staying on the weight loss track and maintaining that weight loss are where the challenges begin. Here are 10 tips to help you get started and stick with it long-term…

Five common heart health myths debunked

As the number one cause of death in both men and women, knowledge is power when it comes to preventing heart conditions. Whether it runs in your family or not, this is one health issue you shouldn’t ignore…

Winter recipes and wine pairings to ‘wow’ any crowd

Winter offers an opportunity for reflection and for gathering around a table with loved ones. Whether you’re cooking for two or a dinner party with friends, these recipes are the perfect accompaniment to winter gatherings. Pair these recipes with the recommended wine pairings for a truly memorable meal. Even if you’re not…

Senior Lifestyles – Jan. 2016

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Live long and financially strong with these helpful tips

By 2029, more than 76 million baby boomers will be 65 or older, according to recent Census estimates. While there is great upside to increased longevity, there are also challenges. Inflation, climbing health care expenses and ebbing safety nets are complex dynamics to navigate through an extended retirement…

Lake Sunapee Bank donates $2.5 million to Payson Center

Lake Sunapee Bank has presented Concord Hospital Trust with a major gift that will help bring the next generation of radiation technology to Payson Center for Cancer Care in the spring of 2016. The donation is part of a campaign to raise $1.5 million to purchase a new linear accelerator (or LINAC) that will improve…

Your Smartphone can help you achieve your financial resolutions

At the forefront of a smartphone’s benefits is on-the-go money management, which personal finance experts say can be a key tool to helping you achieve your New Year resolutions. “Technology advances are giving banks an opportunity to further enhance their customers’ ability to manage their money…

Alternative cold and flu remedies to try this season

While flu and cold are common to every region of the world, different cultures have developed their own solutions to tackle the all-too-familiar and dreadful symptoms. Today it’s thought that 70 percent of your immune system lies in your digestive tract, so many of these alternative healing methods rely on food for its curative properties. While some alternative treatments have…

5 surprising superfoods for baby boomers

Do you know some foods are particularly powerful in helping you age well? “Certain foods provide nutrients that are extremely beneficial for baby boomers,” says Kristen Johnson, registered dietician, nutrition expert at On Target Living, and author of the newly released cookbook “Target To Table: Healthy and Delicious Meals One Superfood at a Time.” “Eating these superfoods regularly is one of the easiest yet most impactful things boomers can do for…

Senior Lifestyles – Dec. 2015

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NH Hospital staff earn the LEAN Healthcare Certificate

The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) congratulates the recent graduates of the LEAN Healthcare Certificate program a comprehensive continuous improvement course for healthcare professionals, hosted by the NHHA in partnership with Concord Hospital and conducted by GBMP, a leading resource for Continuous Improvement education and facilitation. The LEAN Training in Healthcare Certificate graduated 22 recipients from hospitals across the…

4 ways to focus on what’s important this holiday season

In the midst of the busyness and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of the important things in life, like spending time with those you love and making a difference in the lives of others. This year, take a step back and consider these four suggestions from…

7 properties added to NH State Register of Historic Places

The New Hampshire Division of Histor-ical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added seven properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. Greenland’s Weeks Public Library, an example of the Colonial Revival movement in architecture, was built in 1897 and designed by Portsmouth architect Charles Hazlett using…

Best holiday gift for seniors? Teach them how to use tech to stay connected

If you’re thinking of buying Grandma her first ever smartphone or tablet for the holidays, but aren’t sure she’ll be able to handle the technology … make that purchase! Studies show technology can lead to the deeper levels of social engagement associated with improved mental and physical wellbeing in older adults. But there’s a catch – you need to help Grandma learn how to use that mobile device in order for her to reap the full benefits of social…

Tips for aging well, it’s all about getting a move on

Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Movement experts such as physical therapists can help aging individuals overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve independence – often helping to avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of…

Senior Lifestyles – Nov. 2015

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Franklin Savings Bank aids community organizations

Franklin Savings Bank recently honored 12 community organizations for their contributions to improving the lives of individuals throughout the Central New Hampshire Region at the 3rd Annual Fund for Community Advancement Event held at the Lochmere Country Club in Tilton. The event is held each year to recognize non-profits who were recipients of a grant from the Franklin Savings Bank Fund for…

NHLC hosts its third annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits

New England’s largest spirits tasting event will take place on November 12th in Manchester, NH as the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) hosts its third annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits. More than 1,000 consumers will have the chance to sample 400 premium and ultra-premium spirits and cuisine from New Hampshire’s hottest restaurants…

LRGHealthcare held its 15th Annual Senior Safety Day

In conjunction with area fire depart-ments, LRGHealthcare held its 15th Annual Senior Safety Day last Saturday, October 17. This year’s event was a huge success reaching over 330 homes across the region where senior citizens had a free home visit from their local fire department to supply and change their smoke detector batteries or…

NH Open Doors weekend-long event set for Nov. 7 & 8

Now in its 10th year, NH Open Doors is a fun-filled, weekend-long event showcasing the people, places, and products of New Hampshire. On Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, artists, craftspeople, farms, wineries, retail shops, cultural attractions and more throughout the state will open their doors and feature special activities for all ages, including craft demonstrations, horse and buggy rides, food samplings, raffles, special sales, and…

NH women’s community chorus is celebrating its 25th season

New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus is celebrating its 25th season. The Songweavers, a non-auditioned Concord Community Music School chorus, will mark this anniversary with two concerts…

Senior Lifestyles – Oct. 2015

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13th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends raises over $10,000

Seventeen-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong recently hosted the 13th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time. The day was a great success, raising $10,000 for the Oncology Department at LRGHealthcare…

The Active Retirement Association welcomes new members

The Active Retirement Association offers programs reflecting the many interests of people 50+ years old, retired or not. Please join us to meet new friends and learn more about the ARA and its upcoming activities at our…

Moving with a pet? Tips to make the transition easier

While pets add an element to any move, it doesn’t have to be a stressful one, for you or your pet. Penske Truck Rental offers some pet-friendly moving tips to make the transition go as smoothly as possible for everyone in the family, including the four-legged members…

When it comes to retirement, practice makes perfect

Retirees become increasingly adept at managing their expenses and income as they age, according to new research. Retirees report becoming better at controlling spending, feeling more financially secure and finding creative ways to cut expenses without giving up activities they enjoy, according to…

Five simple time-tested tips for helping you age well

A health renaissance is taking place in America as more people are embracing aging well and being proactive rather than reactive about their well-being. Prevention has become the focus, and many aging Americans are turning to time-tested methods for keeping their bodies and minds healthy so they can live longer, higher-quality…

Senior Lifestyles – Sept. 2015

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Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse is ‘Bucket List’ must

Starting in September, the Peterborough Community Theatre becomes one of only four movie theaters in the state of New Hampshire to offer Descriptive Video Service (DVS) – a cutting edge technology that makes movies accessible to people with visual and hearing impairments…

Descriptive Video Service coming to Peterborough Community Theatre

From Freedom Walks to a Walk for the Mt Washington Valley is alive with exciting events in September. Home to Mud Bowl: The World Championship of Mud Football, Mt Washington Valley hosts a wide array of exciting events throughout September…

Six easy ways to boost your brain health as you age

When you think about health and wellness, what first comes to mind? Most likely it’s along the lines of fitness, healthy eating and doctor’s appointments. But have you ever considered the importance of brain health as you age?…

North Country’s Sunrise Ascent a perfect day for all

The conclusion of the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country’s Sunrise Ascent on Mt Washington on August 2nd held many wonderful moments and milestones for 12 adaptive athletes and their support teams. “It was an amazing day full of awesomeness!” says Executive Director Sandy Olney. “To date we have raised over…

‘Sustainable Trails for All’ workshop on October 14

Crotched Mountain Foundation is hosting and sponsoring a “Sustainable Trails for All” workshop on October 14 and 15, 2015 on its accessible trail system in Greenfield, NH to provide trail builders, park administrators, land trusts and government officials with information and guidelines for creating accessible trails in their own communities…

Senior Lifestyles – Aug. 2015

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Download Senior Lifestyles - Aug. 2015 (pdf)Retired but not tired: four things every senior-preneur must do

For some Americans, the best part of life starts at retirement. In a perfect world this new stage of life means no more answering to upper management, battling a 40 hour work week or being stuck in rush hour traffic. They can…

40th NH Highland Games & Festival coming to Loon Mt.

Discover Scotland – no passport required – at the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, one of the largest and most diverse Scottish events in the US. The NH Highland Games & Festival, running Friday, September 18, through Sunday, September 20, is a three-day celebration of competitions, clans, living history, and…

Carlyle Place receives Silver National Quality Award

Carlyle Place, a Courville Community, has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The competitive award program highlights select…

Happy, healthy how-tos from 100-year-olds, 10-year-olds

Spinning and yoga classes are no longer reserved for only the young and restless. Take a closer look around, and you might just find that it’s great-grandparents who are out-pedaling you on the stationary bikes. In fact, according to…

Are you prepared to take a 30-year vacation?

Summer is vacation season. However, before the week or two of fun begins comes the hard part – planning and packing. There are so many things to consider depending on the type of experience a person wants to have and…

Senior Lifestyles – July 2015

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Download Senior Lifestyles - July 2015 (pdf)13th Annual Henniker Rotary Club Chili Fest

Grab a package of Tums and head for Henniker on Sunday, August 23rd, for the 13th Annual Fire On the Mountain Chili Fest, sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club, beginning at noon on the slopes of beautiful Pats Peak Ski Area. This annual festival has become a “must attend” area event. Sample chili prepared by area restaurants and amateur chili makers while enjoying a host of…

Health trumps wealth in retirees’ well-being

Whoever said, “If you have your health, you have everything,” must have been retired. That’s because retirees feel more financially secure when they’re in good health according to new research. And when they feel financially secure, retirees also report they’re enjoying retirement more, they feel fulfilled and are less likely to experience negative…

How men and women experience retirement differently

What’s retirement like? The answer may depend upon whether you’re a man or a woman. Women report more positive experiences in retirement than men, yet also say they are more likely to experience negative emotions, especially stress, according to a…

Forest Society seeks volunteers to clear Monadnock Trails

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) and N.H. State Parks are hosting the 10th Annual Monadnock Trails Week from July 17 to July 21. Volunteers are invited to join conservation professionals and trail maintainers to help restore degraded hiking trails on Mount Monadnock during the five-day event…

Summertime in the Grand North

From paddling the Androscoggin River, hiking the remote Cohos Trail, fishing for trophy northern pike or simply relaxing by the campfire,  summer is in full swing in New Hampshire’s Grand North, and there is literally something for everyone. New Hampshire Grand, the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the Northern White Mountains, is highlighting summer activities for every type of vacationer…

Senior Lifestyles – June 2015

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Download Senior Lifestyles - June 2015 (pdf)4th Annual Wings & Wheels supports Gerry’s Food Pantry

The 4th Annual Wings & Wheels event, hosted by the Rochester Police Department, will be held at Skyhaven Airport, managed by Pease Development Authority and located at 238 Rochester Hill Rd. in Rochester, New Hampshire. The Skyhaven airport recently extended their runway by an additional 200 feet, adding to its capabilities. The event takes place on…

Mount Sunapee’s Adventure Park open for season

The Adventure Park at Mount Sunapee is open, kicking off the summer/fall season which will attract more than 60,000 people to the resort and region. The Adventure Park along with the 82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair plus other special events have made Mount Sunapee one of the most popular summer/fall destinations in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region of…

Northern Rail Trail named ‘Best NH Bike Trail’

In its May/June 2015 issue, in time for the summer travel season, Yankee magazine has laid out its 2015 Travel Guide to New England. Its editors’ top picks include the Northern Rail Trail as Best NH Bike Trail. “Kudos to this 50+-mile stretch: It’s been added to ‘100 Top Trails in the U.S.’ by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Washington, D.C.  The longest rail trail in the state…it glides past farms, orchards, lakes, mill sites and covered bridges…” The Merrimack County portion of the Trail was completed last fall and is…

Budgeting tips to keep your golden years golden

You’ve earned your retirement, and while it’s a chance to relax and relish in your deserved time off, it’s still important to keep track of your finances, savings and budget. With that in mind, here are five ways you can maintain a healthy budget and enjoy your dream retirement…

Theatre serves Seniors from the Papoutsy Arts Ventures Fund 

Pontine Theatre has received a $2,500 grant from the The Papoutsy Arts Ventures Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to tour scenes from its original production, New England Utopia, to four assisted and independent living facilities for seniors located on the…

Senior Lifestyles – May 2015

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Download Senior Lifestyles - April 2015 (pdf)$5 cans of nothing support the NH Food Bank

With 1 in 9 New Hampshire residents not knowing when or where their next meal is coming from, New Hampshire Food Bank and the Citizens Bank Foundation announced that they are teaming up to do something about “Nothing.” The NH Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, launched the third annual “Nothing Campaign,” a month-long effort to raise awareness and critical funds to support the struggling population of more than…

Senator Ayotte praises Medicare payment reforms

A new way for Medicare to pay doctors, approved in a bipartisan U.S. House vote, will sail through the Senate, according to Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. The state’s junior senator was the keynote speaker at a legislative briefing for New Hampshire business leaders, hosted by the Business and Industry Association. She praised a 392-37 vote by the House of Representatives on a bill to repair the formula for…

Tips to manage pain from arthritis in a natural way

One in five adults in the United States now reports having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For those living with the chronic pain of this disease, learning how to manage arthritis is crucial to the health and happiness of millions of…

How to plant your summer garden from scratch

Planting a garden from scratch can sound like a daunting task, especially for those who are new to the hobby. But with the right knowledge, you can plan a successful, fruitful green space and expect to have a great harvest. One way to get a head start on your garden is to start your…

Tips that you can use to trace your family’s past

Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 34.7 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry, the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, representing more than seven times the…

Tips for buying French wine from a head wine maker

Choosing a wine from a menu or the shelves of your local wine shop can be daunting. Despite wanting to try something new, you might find yourself consistently reaching for the same bottle you know for fear of making the wrong choice. However, a whole wine world is ready to be explored. Why not start with a classic: French wine? Frédéric Barnier, Head Winemaker of Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, France, offers easy…

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