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FRANKLIN — The TRIP Senior Center serves the communities of Franklin, Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton, Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury, and surrounding towns, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The center has a variety of ongoing activities, as well as special events coming up in January and February.

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PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Senior Center, part of the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, would like to extend an invitation to attend an informational session for anyone interested in a trip to the Canadian island of Coudres in mid-September. Trip participants do not need to live …

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December’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” was definitely memorable. The Belknap County Nursing Home was adorned with trees for our small “BCNH Festival of Trees.” Departments from the county decorated trees around the facility, and the residents voted on their favorite.

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department and Gilford Youth Center are co-sponsoring a weekly walking program for senior adults on Wednesday mornings, 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Gilford Youth Center. Participants can track their progress, or walk for fun and socialize with friends. T…

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CONCORD — Get the latest buzz on AARP activities and events happening in the greater Manchester, Concord and Seacoast areas at a new AARP community engagement program called Coffee & Conversation.

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After decades of work, easing into retirement can be an exciting time. But the luster can wear off quickly if there’s not a good retirement-income plan already in place when those weekly paychecks stop, especially if it becomes clear that retirement savings and Social Security aren’t enough …

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Many older adults are able to live independently, but there are some daily tasks that may become too much for them. In their younger days, one would take for granted the ability to do the laundry or clean the kitchen. To an older adult, with perhaps some physical limitations, these tasks are…

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LACONIA — October was full of fun! We celebrated Oktoberfest, we had fall beer, made Alpine hats, learned about some German words, had the “Wurst Party Ever”, and made German Honey cookies.

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There have been numerous advancements in the world of oral health over the last few decades, from increased education on the importance of proper care to the ever-evolving sophistication of dental technology. But despite these positive changes, one segment of the population still faces signi…

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Since I work in home care, I see that the public is not always aware of what services are available and who pays for them.

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(StatePoint) Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that chronic disease can often be managed with lifestyle changes.

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(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are co…

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It seems that there is a new recall on produce, poultry, dairy, or fish almost every week — not to mention reports of illness or hospitalization from contaminated food in restaurants. The threat of bacteria and parasites contaminating our food remains constant, even in a world of increased s…