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Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association Services offered include Home Health Care, Hospice Services, Hospice House, Personal Home Services, and Senior Health Clinics.
Merrimack County Nursing Home A facility that provides a wide range of services from Assisted Living to complex long term nursing care, short term rehabilitation, and even hospice programs. Located at: 325 SW Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303 Phone: (603) 796-2165
Mesothelioma Center Mesothelioma is cancer of the tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart and other organs. The resources listed on this site are of value to care givers for this form of cancer but are also applicable to other cancer treatment and caregiving.
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Caregivers  
Merrimack County ServiceLink Resource Center Part of a statewide network of community-based sites established to provide information, referrals, and assistance to older adults, adults living with disabilities, and family caregivers. For more information about ServiceLink, visit www.nh.gov/servicelink/ or call 228-6625.
Merrimack County Family Caregiver Coalition

Set up to assist family caregivers through education and support programs. A group of caregivers, professionals and providers, meets monthly from 1:30-3 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss emerging issues, new resources and programs, and to provide general support to the caregiving community. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/servicelink/ or call 228-6625.

Merrimack County Area Committee on Aging A group that meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Community Resource Center at Horseshoe Pond Place, 26 Commercial St. The mission is to advocate on behalf of aging citizens and their families. The focus is to promote for a system of senior services that best support individuals to live quality lives as independently as possible in their homes and in their communities. Co-chairs: Grace Walker, 223-9125, John Sokul, Sr., 715-1955.
NH Hospice & Palliative Care Represents all hospice and palliative care providers in the state and works to promote access and quality of end of life care for our communities. Includes a list of facilities with address and website.
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Work and Volunteering
Merrimack County Nursing Home The Volunteer Department of the Merrimack County Nursing Home is always interested in talking to folks over the age of thirteen who might be interested in volunteering. Time spent can be a couple or many hours per week; day or evening. Visit the volunteer page for MCNH for a list of possibilities.
Senior Community Service Employment Program This program has helped more than 100,000 people over age 55 gain and perfect the job skills needed to stay competitive with today's employers. These services are provided at no cost. For more information and income guidelines, call 225-3295.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps people 55 and older find service opportunities in their communities. Call 603/224-3452.
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Socializing  
Penacook Community Center Friday night cards, Monday lunches, Tuesday bingo, Wednesday cribbage and mystery lunch out on Wednesday. Special trips and outings. Red Hat chapter "Hannah's Happy Hatters" open to women 50 and older.
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Local Resources  
Penacook Community Center The Penacook Community Center is a non-profit multipurpose organization, established in 1948 with a mission of providing the citizens of Penacook and surrounding towns opportunities to promote, develop, and maintain social, educational and recreational activities including yoga, Footsteps for Fitness program, senior aerobics classes, shuffleboard, and fitness equipment.
Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action Program's Fix-It Program Volunteers provide minor home maintenance and repairs for seniors and people with disabilities. There are no income guidelines, and you are responsible for the cost of materials. For more information, call coordinator at 225-3295.
CAP's wheelchair-accessible bus Help getting around is available for shopping or appointments. This door-to-door service is available for a nominal donation. Make a reservation by calling 225-1989.
CAP's Senior Companion Program Volunteers offer companionship, assistance with daily living activities, outreach and respite care to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. The service is free to adults over 60 and those with disabilities, and operates throughout the state. If you or a loved one needs a senior companion or are interested in becoming a senior companion, call Betsy Baron at 225-3295, ext. 1184
United Church of Penacook
Open Door Community Kitchen
Serves free hot and nutritious meals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during October through May and every Monday and Wednesday during the summer months of June through September. Volunteers and donations are welcomed.
United Church of Penacook
Food Pantry
The food pantry is open Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM year round. Each person coming to the pantry is allowed two bags of groceries every two weeks unless extra food is available or an emergency situation comes up. Donations are welcomed.
Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings from 9-10 AM and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 PM and anytime by appointment. Volunteers and donations are welcomed.
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State Resources  
DHHS: Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services (BEAS) Provides a variety of social and long-term supports to adults age 60 and older and to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who have a chronic illness or disability.  Includes home care, meals on wheels, care management, transportation assistance and assisted living to nursing home care.  Legal support services, advocacy for disabled adults, information and assistance regarding Medicare, and information about volunteer opportunities are also provided. Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 Phone: (800) 351-1888, Fax: (603) 271-4643
New Hampshire Long-term Care Ombudsman receives, services, investigates and resolves complaints or problems concerning residents of long-term health care facilities.  The program also provides advocacy services to long-term care facility residents, and comments on existing and proposed legislation, regulations and policies affecting long-term care residents.  Contact: 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 271-4704, Fax: (603) 271-5574.
State of New Hampshire Social Security Agency Social Security, Medicare and Disabilities information.
Local office: 6 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 271-4331, Fax: (603) 271-4912.
State Medicaid Program Administered by NH DHHS, Medicaid is a federal and state funded health care assistance program for low income people aged 19 and older, and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.
Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, 6 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 271-4358
New Hampshire Veteran's Home Provides high quality, professional long-term care services to the Granite State’s elderly and disabled veterans.
P.O. Box 229, Tilton, NH 03276, Phone: (603) 286-4412, Fax: (603) 286-2416.
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Federal Resources  
Eldercare Locator A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.
Administration on Aging (AoA) Intended to build community-based long term care supports that appeal to the unique needs and preferences of older Americans developing integrated strategies that are cost effectively keeping people in their homes and communities where they want to be.
The National Council on Aging An advocacy organization addressing the concerns and needs of older Americans. Contact: 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, Phone: (202) 479-1200, Fax: (202) 479-0735.
Medicare Health care and prescription assistance for older Americans. Contact: 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assistance.
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Private or Non-Profit Resources
AARP Addresses issues that affect people age 50 and over on a daily basis, as well as emerging trends that will affect people more and more as they age. In addition to direct service and programs, the Foundation also offers numerous volunteer and charitable giving opportunities.
Contact: 118 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 224-6095.
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