Healthy Aging

NH DHHS Announces Listening Sessions for State Plan on Aging

As part of a statewide effort to understand the needs of older adults, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) and the State Plan on Aging (SPOA) Planning Committee are seeking public input that will guide and inform the next four-year State Plan on Aging.

In addition to listening sessions, residents are invited to complete the online State Plan on Aging Survey, which will allow respondents to provide information on the availability of supports in their communities, including health care programs and screenings, affordable housing, transportation, and in-home long-term supports and services.


The HPRCD partners closely with the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. The goal of the center is to improve the quality of life for northern New England's more than 350,000 elderly, by fostering research, education and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging includes:

The center provides older adults, families, and community members with information, education, and support to help them live healthier and more informed lives.
Click here to view the schedule of programs and events offered by the ARC.

Aims to improve the health and quality of life for older adults by expanding the capacity of the healthcare workforce to provide high-quality, safe, and interdisciplinary care to older adults, with a specific emphasis on rural and underserved areas of New Hampshire and Vermont.


HPRCD Principal Investigator, Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD, co-chairs the Physical Activity Policy Research Network Plus (PAPRN+) Older Adult Working Group. This group is committed to raising awareness of and promoting policies and priorities on active aging through shared research and evaluation. Read more here!


HPRCD Co-Investigator, Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, is featured as a subject matter expert in a new PBS documentary titled Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts. The documentary premieres January 25, 2017, at 10pm ET. Watch the preview below. 


HPRCD Co-Investigator, Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, was featured on NH Public Television discussing aging and memory loss. Watch the video below!