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TRANSPORTATION TO THE LIBRARY VIA THE SENIOR SERVE VAN

Through the generous support of the Friends of the Rye Public Library, transportation to the library is available for seniors on selected Monday afternoons via the Senior SERVE van. Join your friends and neighbors at this fun, weekly social gathering (once a month during the winter months). For additional Senior SERVE services, please visit the Town of Rye website.

SEACOAST AREA CLUBS AND RESOURCES

Active Retirement Association – Seacoast residents 50 years or older can enjoy programs offered by the Active Retirement Association (ARA) an outreach service of the University“  of New Hampshire.“  The annual membership fee is $45 and includes lectures, discussion groups, interest sessions, and health related activities. For additional information, contact Edmund at 397-5070 or edmund4@comcast.net.

Wentworth Connections – A nonprofit organization with a clear and unwavering focus: to enhance the health and quality of life of seniors and those who care for them. Their primary goal is to provide the support seniors need to continue living at home. Available programs include: Adult Day Health, Senior Wellness, Senior Companion and Alzheimer’s Family Educator programs.“  For more information call 430-0070.

H2U At Portsmouth Hospital
– Health and wellness organization with educational, social, and travel opportunities for adults age 50 and older. For more information call 431-0628.

Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels
106 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
Phone: 603-679-2201
Fax: 603-679-2206
dhermans@rnmow.org

Rye Over 55 Club – This active local club holds monthly lunches in the Rye Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall.“  For a current list of trips and activities please call club president, Shirley Harper at 431-4893. Additional club information is available in a 2006 Rye Reflections article by Margaret Carroll entitled, “Rye Over 55 Club: It all began at a picnic 27 years ago”. To view the article online, please click here.

The Senior Citizens Center at Parrott Avenue Place
– A multi-purpose community center for senior residents of Portsmouth and neighboring communities. Available services include a daily meal program, transportation for medical appointments, shopping, etc., health clinic sessions, social activities and outings. For more information call (603) 431-8677 or email portsmouthsrctr@rcn.com.

ServiceLink – “Established in 200, ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their families.“  ServiceLink is a free information, referral, and assistance service, with local offices in 13 communities . . . ServiceLink answers questions and connects users to the appropriate services that support healthy and independent living.”

For more information about ServiceLink, call the Portsmouth Center Manager, Becky May at 334-6594.
Address: 270 West Rd. Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 PM, or by appointment.

INTERNET LINKS

Medline Plus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Social Security Online – The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration, with information, news, and online services related to retirement and Social Security benefits.

USA.gov – A clearinghouse of information from the United States government for seniors.

AARP www.aarp.org
Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
Medicare www.medicare.gov
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
Senior Living Map www.seniorlivingmap.org
SeniorNet www.seniornet.org