NH DHHS Receives Approval for State Plan on Aging

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) is announcing the United States Administration on Aging (AoA) has

approved the New Hampshire State Plan on Aging. DHHS’ Bureau of Elderly

and Adult Services (BEAS) is responsible for coordinating and submitting

the plan to the AoA.

“New Hampshire’s State Plan on Aging is an incredibly important document,”

said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “The information in the Plan will

help guide our efforts in the coming years as we work to improve the

quality of life for seniors in our State.”

The AoA set out strategic goals and objectives for the States to include in

their plans. BEAS along with the State Committee on Aging hosted listening

sessions around New Hampshire to hear first hand from seniors, families and

caregivers about what is important regarding long-term care in the State.

The official Plan period covers Federal Fiscal Years 2012-2015 with a start

date of October 1, 2011 and end date of September 30, 2015.