Advancing Healthy Aging for All
The Endowment for Health supports good health at every age and stage of life, that’s why we’re investing in a Healthy Aging Initiative. We’re living longer and staying healthier as we age. This gives us a powerful opportunity to channel our energy, experiences and talent to benefit our communities as we get older.
The population of older adults in New Hampshire is growing. This dynamic shift toward longevity affects where we live, how we work, the health care we need, and our daily living. Unfortunately, many of New Hampshire’s structures, policies and cultural ideas about aging are outdated and get in the way of healthy aging. This calls on all of us to put our Yankee ingenuity to work and reimagine aging.
Through the Healthy Aging Initiative, the Endowment is working with many community partners to create a more age-friendly New Hampshire for all of us. We are working to broaden understanding of aging issues and how they affect our communities today and in the future. Through collective effort we’ve created the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging, a movement of more than 300 stakeholders across the Granite State developing and implementing creative strategies and advancing important policies related to healthy aging.
Recognizing that New Hampshire has a shared reality and a shared future with our neighbors in Maine and Vermont, the Endowment proudly supports the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging (TSLCA) to promote shared learning and collaboration across Northern New England.
Working together, we will create communities in New Hampshire where all of us can access a wide range of choices to experience health and dignity as we age.
Cheryl Steinberg (left) and Dawn McKinney of New Hampshire Legal Assistance work with the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging with an eye toward making the Granite State one of the best places to grow older.