Senior Care

Looking for information on senior care and guidance to help in the later stages of life?
Check out these resources below:

Lifelong Learning for Those Over Age 50!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Hampshire (OLLI at UNH) is a member-driven, volunteer-based educational program for older adults. Course offerings, with no prerequisites and/or tests, focus on a broad array of subject matter, including arts and humanities, history, science and technology, social sciences, personal enrichment, and outdoor activities. OLLI courses are non-credit, and there are no tests or grades – our members learn just for the fun of it.


Our Spring 2024 term begins Monday, February 19th. From our in-class and online Zoom to Outdoor Adventures and Exploring the Community categories, over 170 courses will be offered statewide through the middle of June! From Covered Bridges of New Hampshire” and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Tour: From Sails to Atoms to “Danger, Suspense and Deception: The Best of Alfred Hitchcock”, there is a course for everyone!


Our in-person and community-based courses are offered in four learning regions (Greater Manchester, Capital Region, Seacoast and Mount Washington Valley) across the state of New Hampshire and are open to all OLLI members.


As you prepare your next library’s newsletter, we would welcome you sharing this information and the course catalog link below with your patrons. Registration for the Fall term opens Monday, February 5th at 9 a.m. and classes begin Monday, February 19th. Prospective members are encouraged to call our office at 603-255-3553 to request a course catalog, receive more information on becoming an OLLI at UNH member, and register for courses.


Additionally, if you would like for an OLLI at UNH Ambassador to come to your library and talk with your patrons about the OLLI at UNH program, we’d be delighted to do so.


Please call the OLLI office or email us with any questions. Thank you for being our partners in promoting lifelong learning!

Seniors Guide to Cancer: helpful tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures 

Mesothelioma Guide

Addiction treatment

Understanding Medicare

I’m sure you know that trying to understand Medicare in New Hampshire can be overwhelming and oftentimes complicated, especially when plans continue to change and grow. In fact, over 50% of seniors enrolling in Medicare nationally find choosing the right plan confusing, and less than half of beneficiaries say they review or compare Medicare coverage options annually.
As a patient resource center (Note: we do not sell or provide healthcare plans), we’ve made it our mission to tackle these complicated issues by creating an easy-to-read guide empowering those who qualify for Medicare with the knowledge to help them choose the right plan specific to their needs. We compare New Hampshire Medicare plans, costs, and most importantly provide local medicare resources to help residents with any questions they may have. 
You can view our guide here: 

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m more than happy to set up a quick call with you to go over more |

Paying for Senior Care
Check out this link for how to pay for senior care. 

Free! Alzheimer’s Association Family Conference
Click here for the flyer with more information about this family conference!

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups

Tuesdays at 12 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Younger-Onset Dementia
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who were diagnosed before age 65. Group runs from April 6 – May 25. To register for this group, please contact Tania Paparazzo at or (617) 393-2071.

Thursdays at 2:30 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Early-Stage Dementia 
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who are in the early stage of disease. Group runs from April 8 – May 27. To register for this group, please contact Gretchen Cole at

Tuesdays at 12 PM ► Support Group for People Living with Early-Stage Dementia 
For people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia who are in the early stage of disease. Group runs from April 20 – May 25. To register for this group, please contact Meghan Lemay at or (617) 393-2156.

Alzheimer’s Association Education Programs
Alzheimer’s Association, NH/MA offers programs to the community and has dementia resources for individuals, care partners, and families navigating dementia. 

They offer support groups, education programs, and social engagement activities. This month, they have programs such as Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia10 Warning SignsEffective Communication Strategies, and Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning. To learn more about these upcoming programs, please visit their or sign up to monthly E-News.Additionally, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to families around-the-clock for care and support through their 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900

Senior Housing
Click here to find senior living and care options that are right for you or a family member.

Healthcare Resources posted guides to help people discover the right online health care for their needs. Check out the links below if COVID-19 has affected the way you receive care and if you’re interested in trying out an online care system:

Resources for Seniors
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, in New Hampshire. You can read more about our work here:

This is a free web resource dedicated to providing useful information to help older adults fulfill their retirement goals. View the most recently published and most easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.
Please take a look at these two links:  

Care Options and Programs
Many seniors are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life.
This free resource provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support, organizations, and available care options that are in every city in New Hampshire that can help senior citizens stay connected with their community. Click here to discover more information. 

Low Income Resources for Seniors

Assisted Living
Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services – Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

Assisted Living Today
Assisted Living Today is a resource designed to help the disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully. They recently published a much-needed resource for the growing low-income senior population that works to benefit and educate those in our community.
Please visit their website today for more information:

Senior Stories
Click here to read about stories for seniors, from seniors. The stories are provided by library patron, Paul Murphy. Paul is a United States Navy veteran and is a freelance writer living in Deerfield, NH.