seniors http://nhpr.org en Social Security, Back In The Spotlight http://nhpr.org/post/social-security-back-spotlight <p>With the next big federal budget battle looming, there’s a lot of talk this time that Social Security and other entitlement programs must be part of any debt-reduction conversation.&nbsp; But other voices are pushing back, saying this is the wrong place to look for savings - given the vital importance of this program to so many Americans.</p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 37997 at http://nhpr.org Social Security, Back In The Spotlight PBS Film Explores Competitive Ping Pong For Seniors http://nhpr.org/post/pbs-film-explores-competitive-ping-pong-seniors <p>Banish the bridge game, and shove off the shuffleboard… competitive table tennis for seniors is the subject of the new film <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/pingpong/">“Ping Pong”</a>, which airs tonight on PBS’s <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/">POV series</a>.</p><p>The film shows the arch rivalries and individual motivations of the traditional sports drama, ramped up by the presence of cancer, dementia, and the physical deterioration at the end of life. The film’s producer is <strong>Anson Hartford</strong>, and he joins us to talk about it.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:41:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34604 at http://nhpr.org PBS Film Explores Competitive Ping Pong For Seniors Barbara Danais, Ms. N.H. Senior America: 'I've Still Got It' http://nhpr.org/post/barbara-danais-ms-nh-senior-america-ive-still-got-it <p>Come October, women from all across the country will flock to Atlantic City to compete in a pageant. It’s not Miss America, or Miss Teen America, or any of the other pageants that are so popular amongst reality television networks these days. This is <a href="http://www.senioramerica.org/" target="_blank">Ms. Senior America</a>. Word of Mouth’s Molly Donahue spoke with <a href="http://www.nhsenioramerica.org/" target="_blank">Ms. New Hampshire Senior America</a> 2013, <strong>Barbara Danais</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:24:19 +0000 Molly Donahue 33889 at http://nhpr.org Barbara Danais, Ms. N.H. Senior America: 'I've Still Got It' Aging In Place http://nhpr.org/post/aging-place <p></p><p></p><p>According to a recent AARP survey, more than 95 percent of New Hampshire seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age - but that’s not always practical or affordable.<br><br>To address these concerns, two non-profits in the state are developing a novel approach to home-based eldercare that’s becoming popular around the country.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:58:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 27120 at http://nhpr.org Aging In Place Sex And The Elderly http://nhpr.org/post/sex-and-elderly <p>According to a 2010 AARP survey, 85% of men and 61% of women over fifty said sex is important to their quality of life. This number, coupled with increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases among adults over fifty, clashes with our societal taboo surrounding the elderly libido. <strong>Jessica Gentile</strong> wrote about that conflict, and the value of embracing sexuality at all ages for an Atlantic piece called “<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/the-87-year-old-virgin/274304/" target="_blank">The 87 Year Old Virgin</a>.”</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:06:45 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24939 at http://nhpr.org Sex And The Elderly Starting A Business: The New Retirement? http://nhpr.org/post/starting-business-new-retirement <p></p><p>More aging adults are stepping out on a limb and starting their own businesses, says a report from the Kauffman Foundation. In New Hampshire, the Small Business Association and AARP are working together to make sure these so-called “encore entrepreneurs” have the tools they need.</p><p>The recession had hit by the time Joyce Goodwin finished her temporary position as director of a school in Hudson. She was 54, and couldn’t find another job. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:49:36 +0000 Emily Corwin 14128 at http://nhpr.org Starting A Business: The New Retirement? Phone Scam Targets NH Seniors http://nhpr.org/post/phone-scam-targets-nh-seniors <p>Senior citizens across New Hampshire and New England are the targets of a lottery scam originating from the Jamaican area code 876.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s what happens: seniors receive a call from an 876 area code, often mistaking it for a toll-free number. They&rsquo;re congratulated on winning a lottery or new car and asked to provide a fee of up to $4,000 to process their winning.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:44:20 +0000 Tina Forbes 9575 at http://nhpr.org Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams http://nhpr.org/post/seniors-increasingly-target-scams <p>According to the<a href="http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2011.pdf" target="_blank"> Federal Trade Commission</a>, the number of complaints about consumer fraud against seniors has more than doubled since 2009. So called imposter scams, when someone poses as a relative or friend to extort money from someone they don&#39;t know increased by 22 percent last year.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:37:09 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2724 at http://nhpr.org Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams