Resources

Regional and National Resources for Seniors

Senior Advocacy

Department of Health and Human Services:
Administration for Community Living
The federal agency that advocates for older persons.

National Council for Aging Care

Aging in Place

Help with Chronic Illness or Disability

NH Department of Health and Human Services: Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

Preventing Senior Domestic Abuse

NH Department of Health and Human Services : Adult Protection

NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence : Elder Abuse

Preventing Senior Fraud and Identity Theft

Consumer Action
Provides non-legal advice and referrals on consumer problems.
Hotline: 415.777.9635
TTY: 415.777.9456
eMail: hotline@consumer-action.org

Concord Police Department
Phone (non-emergencies): 603.225.8600
eMail: police@concordnh.gov

Medicare

If you are interested in the benefits available to you as a Medicare beneficiary, visit the federal government’s Medicare web site.
Phone: 800-MEDICARE 800.633.4227

Investments

The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
May be able to provide a disciplinary history on a broker or firm.
Phone: 800.289.9999

Housing Issues

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 202.708.0502

Charitable Donations

All nonprofit and charitable groups must file IRS Form 990. Check 990s at GuideStar.

Before you donate, check to see if a charity is legitimate at either Charity Navigator or  CharityWatch.org.

Travel Scams

Before buying travel packages consider the following:

If you’ve already been scammed, consult Nolo.com for links on where to get help.

Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels : Belknap & Merrimack County Community Action Program

Meals on Wheels and Congregate Lunch are provided by the Belknap & Merrimack County Community Action Program. Meals are available Monday through Friday at Horseshoe Pond Senior Residence. (Reservations must be made by the prior Tuesday.) Contact Belknap & Merrimack County Community Action Program directly with any questions: 603.225.3295.

Senior Activities 

Concord Parks & Recreation Senior Program

Bingo, Cards and activities for Seniors at the Heights Community Center. For more information call: 603.225.8690.

Nursing Assistance

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

I’ve been a widow for 5 years and I wanted social interaction and somewhat of a routine to fill the time of day rather than sit at home and vegetate. I felt welcomed from the moment I stepped in the door. I am taking advantage of 3 exercise programs and I’m impressed with my instructors... I have yet to meet an unfriendly individual. They all feel like old friends. I also love the cozy building atmosphere and the diversity of program offerings.

— Carmelle, Concord NH