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Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters
Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person. Be a mentor. The first step is coming to one of our monthly orientations that will introduce you our program and outline what's involved. Step up and step in to help a needy child. Call 228-0108 today to get started.

Tuesday, October 2nd
Wednesday, November 7th

 

Janet and Asli graduation2

Venue: 
The Friends Program, 202 North State Street, Concord, NH
4:30-7:00pm unless otherwise noted
Interested?  Have questions?  Want more information? Call 228-0108 to speak with a Youth Mentoring Coordinator.

7 BEST Bruce Dawson Shelley Huntoon Nancee Dawson Fran Howland Rodney Huntoon 8 12May is a month when we celebrate older Americans who spring into action to work for positive social change, help their fellow seniors, and take ownership of their own health and well-being.

Since 1963, communities across America have shown their gratitude to seniors' contributions by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year's celebration is "Get into the Act" to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, engaging with their communities, and making a positive impact on the lives of others. The theme also reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, which Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided funding and a nationwide aging services network to help older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. These services include caregiver support, community-based assistance, and preventive health and wellness services. The creation of the Foster Grandparent Program and RSVP were part of this larger effort.
 
May is also Osteoporosis Awareness Month. 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for breaks and fractures. Bone Builders classes, offered free through Friends RSVP, feature low-impact exercises that yield high-impact results. These senior strength sessions improve bone and muscle strength, balance, circulation, and general health. Classes are held twice a week, year-round at local senior centers, senior housing buildings, and other locales. Friends RSVP-trained volunteers lead classes at 22 locations in Merrimack, Rockingham and Belknap counties. Over 2,000 classes are taught annually. To get involved, call the Friends Program at 228-1193.
 
 

Keep up with the latest news from all  four of our programs - sign up for the Friends Program e-mail newsletter. Monthly bulletins provide brief program updates and information about how you can get involved.

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Want to make a difference in a child’s life in our community?  

The Friends Foster Grandparent Program places seniors in local schools helping children read, learn, and be mentored by caring adults 55 and up. And we need volunteers!

Highlights of this wonderful program include:

- By volunteering in a local elementary or preschool you’ll mentor and support children academically and emotionally while building meaningful relationships with students and other adults in the community. 

- Income-eligible seniors receive a grant-funded, tax-free stipend that won’t affect your Social Security benefits or any other assistance. 

- Encouraging a child to reach their goals gives you a sense of purpose and gives that child confidence and the comfort of a caring adult.

The Friends Program coordinates the only Foster Grandparent Program in New Hampshire and we have openings in many communities! Maybe your hometown school is one of them!

For more information on how to become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer please call 1-800-536-1193 or visit http://www.friendsprogram.org/programs/foster-grandparent.

 

 

 

 

Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters
Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person. Be a mentor. The first step is coming to one of our monthly orientations that will introduce you our program and outline what's involved. Step up and step in to help a needy child. Call 228-0108 today to get started.

Tuesday, October 2nd
Wednesday, November 7th

 

Janet and Asli graduation2

Venue: 
The Friends Program, 202 North State Street, Concord, NH
4:30-7:00 pm, unless otherwise notes
Interested?  Have questions?  Want more information? Call 228-0108 to speak with a Youth Mentoring Coordinator.

 

 

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