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The ServiceLink Network reserves the right to deny links if it determined that a website contains misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with the purpose of the agency, or fails to conform to the requirements of the state agency’s linking policy. Requests to be included as a link should be emailed to the webmaster at the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Serivces.

2013-2014 Seniors Count Resource Guide Community resource guide serving the Greater Concord, Manchester and Nahua area

AARP: maintains the AARP Meeting Place, a support group for the caregivers available throughout America on line, provides information about AARP and its services.


Administration on Aging: Information designed for older Americans and their families.

Adult Day Services : Provides resources, information, support and public education for the Adult Day Services industry.

Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource, and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Families can get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Heart Association: Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.

American Lung Association:The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

American Recall Center provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support.

American Red Cross - NH Chapter: The American Red Cross is a non-profit, community service organization dedicated to providing disaster relief and emergency aid to people living in central and northern New Hampshire. Disaster preparedness for Seniors.

A Place For Mom: FREE Elder Care Referral Service, Connect with An Advisor in Your Area, call (888) 704-7786.

BenefitsCheckUp: Provides individuals with a comprehensive list of federal and state programs for which they may qualify, including financial assistance, educational opportunities, employment programs, health care, home energy assistance, housing assistance, and volunteer opportunities.

Better Choices, Better Health: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, also known as Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH). Site bring you to the Southern Area Health Education Center, which maintains information for all BCBH consumer workshops statewide. Information and contact information is included for both northern and southern NH.

Breathe New Hampshire: Is the state's oldest nonprofit helath organization committed to eliminating lung disease and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease. Breath NH is a local organization that provides educational programs, and supports public health advocacy and scientific research to improve lung health state-wide.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Managing someone else’s money, Access four easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers. The Managing Someone Else’s Money guides are for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries.)

Department of Health & Human Services:Our mission is to join communities and families in providing for citizens to achieve health and independence.

Disability Resources: Has an extensive database of disability-related resources and an online guide to disability resources on the internet.

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled: Several tax breaks are available for people living with disabilities. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them.

Disability Rights Center: The Disabilities Rights Center (DRC) is New Hampshire's designated Protection and Advocacy agency and authorized by federal statute "to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies" on behalf of individuals with disabilities in New Hampshire. The DRC provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation and advocacy to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems. A website designed to help individuals, families, and communities to get informed, get involved and get help! You will find information on prevention efforts, effects of alcohol and other drugs, guidance on recovery and treatment and links to programs in the Granite State . . . and more.

Eldercare Locator: The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.

Elder Rights Protection: The Administration on Aging page that provides you links to learn more about the Elder Justice Coordinating Council, Year of Elder Abuse Prevention, Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation, National Center on Elder Abuse, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Senior Medicare Patrol Program, and more...

EngAging NH: EngAGING NH promotes citizen leadership and opportunities for purposeful engagement. It also advances the active involvement of NH’s older adults in the development of public policies and community infrastructure to support all of us as we age. Newsletters, ways to get involved, and more.

Falls Task Force: NH Falls Task Force is dedicated to reducing the risk of falling with injury among older adults. This website provides information and tools for older adults, caregivers and providers with the goal of reducing the risk of falls and preventing falls before they happen.

Foundation Fighting Blindness: The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Funeral Consumers Alliance:
Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. To accomplish that goal, FCA: Offer information via printed material and internet, monitors industry trends, serves as a consumer advocate, provides guidance and advice, and refers individuals to funeral planning societies

GLAD Answers, legal information service, where you can ask questions, get referrals, and find out more about your own legal situation. GLAD is a non-profit legal organization serving the LGBTQ and HIV+ communities in New England

Granite State Independent Living: A New Hampshire based advocacy group providing information to individuals and families.

How to get help paying for dental, vision, hearing care? Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how seniors can get help paying for these services.

Home Health Foundation
: Provides Hospice, Home Health VNA, and Home Care services to the southern regions of New Hampshire. Home Health Foundation is the second largest home health agency in New England.

Housing Resources: Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Corporation for Supportive Housing, National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Renters Insurance Information

Institute on Disability: In the News, Look Back Plan Forward Tool, Planning for and providing support to a loved one who is aging or living with a chronic illness or disability is a common experience for almost everyone at some point in life. The process, however, can be arduous and presents a number of challenges that prevent individuals from living as they choose. The path to navigate the maze of medical and community supports can be complex and time consuming. Individuals and families often struggle to define and create a network of supports, and service providers frequently experience significant time and funding constraints.

Language Line: Interpreter services in over 170 languages.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Provides information and overview of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards Program. Included with this link are resources related to past partnership awards including 2008 and 2009 senior and safety case studies. 2008 Case study and 2009 Case study. These case studies are used to help guide communities and police departments facing similar safety issues. These studies are free to the public, and are a unique resource because of their specific focus on crime deterrence and neighborhood inclusionary practices.

Lung Cancer Answers: Provides information on causes, types of lung cancer, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Relevant links for Causes, symptoms, and treatment can also be accessed from this site.

Lupas Awareness: Virtual guide of the symptoms of Lupus and how it affects the body.

Medicare Information: Information about Medicare for consumers or providers.

National Family Caregivers Association: The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders: The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Diseases:The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines.

National Parkinson's Foundation, Inc.:The Mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is:

  • To find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson disease through research.

  • To improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson and their caregivers.

  • To educate persons with Parkinson, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about Parkinson disease and its treatment.

National Senior Citizens Law Center: Covers the legal issues that "affect the security and welfare of older persons of limited income."

New Hampshire Association for the Blind: A private statewide non-profit direct services agency who's mission is to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired.

New Hampshire Association of Senior Centers : The New Hampshire Association of Senior Centers is a statewide, professional, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the multipurpose nature of senior centers and professional development of senior center management.

New Hampshire Bar Association:
Low-Income Taxpayer Project: The Taxpayer Project assists qualified individuals with federal income tax disputes through referrals to volunteer attorneys for free advice and/or representation.
Legal Advice and Referral Center: provides free legal information, advice and referrals to low-income people with family law, local welfare and housing issues, including Pro Se assistance. LARC refers cases to Pro Bono, NHLA and other legal service agencies.
Pro Bono Referral Program: Pro Bono links low-income people with volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services in family law, bankruptcy, consumer, housing and senior citizen matters.
Lawyer Referral Service: LRS provides attorney referrals to members of the public who have legal problems/issues (from personal injury and consumer matters to family law) and can afford to pay for legal services.
The DOVE Projectfree-legal-services: The Domestic Violence Emergency or DOVE Project provides free legal representation for qualifying survivors of domestic violence at final restraining order hearings.
UNH School of Law Civil Practice Clinic: The Civil Practice Clinic assists low-income clients with a variety of issues, including identity theft, unfair trade practices, small business disputes, predatory lending, auto fraud, bankruptcy, unfair sales practices, debt collection defense, and commercial issues.

New Hampshire Electronic Application System (NH EASY): A fast and easy solution to apply for benefits. Create an Account to read notices online, view account info, apply for benefits, learn about whether or not you may qualify for benefits, and apply online for Cash, Medical, and Food Stamps assistance, Child Care Scholarships, and the Medicare Savings Program.

New Hampshire Alcohol and Alcohol Treatment Locator: The NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator,, is an online website directory for locating alcohol and drug treatment service providers in New Hampshire who offer assessments, withdrawal management, outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports and other services. The on-line locator allows providers and the general public to identify services and narrow search results by location, service type, population/specialties served, and/or payer." 

New Hampshire Hospital Association: The Association's mission is to enhance the clinical and economic performance of hospitals, improve public confidence in hospitals, and expand access to coverage and care for the citizens of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Housing provides a list of apartments for rent through landlords who are willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This list is updated periodically, but there is no guarantee that the unit will still be available even though they are on this listing. Please note: New Hampshire Housing does not endorse any particular landlords or owners. Contacting, and contracting with, landlords, owners, or apartment managers on this list is solely the responsibility of the prospective tenant.

New Hampshire Housing Authority: Operating a broad range of programs designed to assist low and moderate income persons and families in obtaining decent, safe and affordable housing.

New Hampshire Housing just published the Facebook page:
To share resources on financial fitness, employment, and homeownership to promote informed financial decision-making. Like the page, comment on posts, and share this link with others who want to achieve financial fitness and build assets. We plan to post three times a week and hope you and others will share useful info, resources, best practices and tools as well.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA): A non-profit law firm offering legal services in civil matters to seniors and eligible low-income persons. NHLA provides high quality legal services to vulnerable low-income people, ranging from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all of New Hampshire's courts and before many of the local, state and federal agencies which play large roles in the lives of low-income people. In providing legal services to the poor, NHLA helps balance the scales of justice for all citizens.

New Hampshire ProviderLink Directory: An online service that connects individuals of all ages who have disabilities or chronic health conditions with providers throughout NH. Access hundreds of provider profiles, explore the Employer of Record options, tips on hiring, and valuable resources.

New Hampshire Disability Resource Guide: A website and resource guide devoloped for individuals cross-disability by the NH Developmental Disabilities Council.

Northern New England Chapter of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Geherigs Disease (ALS) Association:
Mission: To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Location: Winooski, VT; Telephone: 1-866-257-6663

The Paralysis Resource Center: The Reeve Foundation's Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment, and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.

Rural Assistance Center: A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. 

Safe Kids NH: Safe Kids NH works to Prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of dealth for children in the US. Safe Kids NH Partners with the Northern New England Poison Center and have paired up to promote ans share information and tools to keep familes safe around medicine. Tools include the most recent Press Release: Safe Kids NH Issues Alert, a Partner Email to help spread the word, and a Parent Tip Card with prevention tips.

Social Security Administration: The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

StopFraud.Gov: The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.

Unused Medicine Disposal in New Hampshire: One pathway for pharmaceuticals entering water resources is via the manner in which people dispose of unused medicines. Developing medicine disposal practices that are legally and environmentally sound, and that prevent accidental drug poisonings or intentional drug abuse require the consideration of many issues and coordination of multiple stakeholders. DES is coordinating with interested stakeholders to address how to manage and dispose of unused medicine in New Hampshire.

Wheelchair Health In Motion: Wheelchair Health In Motion (WHIM) is a peer-driven program that provides the tools for increasing quality of life and promoting wellness in wheelchair-using individuals living with a physical disability through innovative chair exercise and peer support within their own community. WHIM is focused on helping individuals who use a wheelchair for mobility gain access to health promoting activities and information that will encourage opportunities to enhance quality of life through improved mental and physical health status.

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