Regional and National Resources for Seniors
Department of Health and Human Services:
Administration for Community Living
The federal agency that advocates for older persons.
National Council for Aging Care
Help with Chronic Illness or Disability
Preventing Senior Domestic Abuse
Preventing Senior Fraud and Identity Theft
Provides non-legal advice and referrals on consumer problems.
Concord Police Department
Phone (non-emergencies): 603.225.8600
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
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
May be able to provide a disciplinary history on a broker or firm.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 202.708.0502
All nonprofit and charitable groups must file IRS Form 990. Check 990s at GuideStar.
Before buying travel packages consider the following:
- Get the offer in writing.
- Check to see if the company is legitimate by contacting the Better Business Bureau, the State Attorney General’s Office, your Local Consumer Protection Agency, or the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) at 202.366.2396.
- Always use a credit card to purchase travel.
If you’ve already been scammed, consult Nolo.com for links on where to get help.
Meals on Wheels
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.
Bingo, Cards and activities for Seniors at the Heights Community Center. For more information call: 603.225.8690.
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