NH DHHS - Public Invited to Additional Listening Sessions on New State Plan on Aging

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire State Plan on Aging constitutes the State’s

application for federal funds appropriated under the Older Americans Act

through the U.S. Administration on Aging. New Hampshire’s upcoming Plan

will be effective for the period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on

September 30, 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), which is responsible for

coordinating and submitting the Plan, invites the public to listening

sessions before it is implemented.

BEAS is working with many organizations across the State to meet the

growing and changing needs of New Hampshire’s aging population.

“Together we share a common goal of increasing the capacity of

community based services and options to support the citizens of New

Hampshire as they age in the community,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas


The U.S. Administration on Aging sets out strategic goals and

objectives for the states. BEAS administrators will give a brief

presentation to launch a discussion related to these goals and objectives

for the New Hampshire State Plan on Aging. Members of the New Hampshire

State Committee on Aging will also be in attendance to hear your thoughts,

ideas, and reactions. Additional Listening sessions are scheduled for the

following dates and locations. No RSVP is required.

Monday, May 16th, 10:00–11:30, Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter

Thursday, May 19th, 10:30-12:00, Tri-County Community Action Program, 448

White Mountain Highway, Tamworth

Friday, May 20th, 1:00-3:00, Littleton Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane,


Comments may also be submitted electronically by visiting the

following DHHS link: https://novisurvey.net/n/zz6d4.aspx.