Education Programs

You want to lead an active lifestyle. You work and/or volunteer your time and talents to help others. In your free time, you enjoy activities while spending time with family and friends. Sometimes you want the latest information to remain active. As part of our community benefits programming, our health professionals provide many educational opportunities on topics such as aging, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maximizing independence, falls prevention, advance care planning, and caregiving.

February

Learn from local experts about topics such as sleep, healthy eating, finances, and falls prevention at the next Aging Mastery Program® in Concord on Fridays beginning February 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 

April

Are you caring for a family member? Learn valuable tips on how to take care of yourself while tending to your loved one at Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Moultonborough on Thursdays beginning April 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 

Are you caring for a family member? Learn valuable tips on how to take care of yourself while tending to your loved one at Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Gilford on Mondays beginning April 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

Falls are common as people age, but it does not have to be that way. Learn simple ways to reduce your risk of falling during our "A Matter of Balance" program in Epsom on Thursdays beginning April 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. 

Aging Mastery Program®

The Aging Mastery Program® offers older adults a fun and engaging way to gain skills and tools to manage their health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society as they age. 

The 10-week nationwide program is from the National Council on Aging that includes 10, 90-minute classes.

This program benefits older adults who want to:
- Improve health
- Strengthen economic security
- Enhance well-being
- Increase societal participation

The art of aging gracefully has changed. Traditional retirement plans are disappearing, the cost of daily living continues to rise, and nearly all people aged 65+ live with at least one chronic condition. This program uses a proven model of behavior change incentives with a primary emphasis on getting older adults to improve their lives. 

There is no fee to attend this program and pre-registration is required. 

This program is generously supported by Bank of New Hampshire.

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"A Matter of Balance"

“A Matter of Balance” helps older adults learn to reduce their fear of falling and gain self-confidence to help them remain active. This eight-week program is led by facilitators who provide the tools needed to gain confidence and learn simple fall prevention strategies. 

There is no fee for this program and pre-registration is required.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls/Volunteer Lay Leader Model © 2006. This program is based on “Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance” Copyright © 1995 Trustees of Boston University: All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University.

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Live Well, Be Well

Live Well, Be Well helps participants learn skills to better self-manage their chronic illness. It is for adults 18 and older living with or caring for someone with arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, or any ongoing mental or physical condition. 

This six-week interactive workshop is led by facilitators who provide valuable tools and information to help manage disease symptoms, maintain proper nutrition and exercise, communicate with your healthcare provider, and more. 

There is no fee for this program and pre-registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. 

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"Powerful Tools for Caregivers"

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” empowers family caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is a six-week program that helps caregivers learn to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate more effectively, handle difficult feelings, and make challenging caregiving decisions. 

There is no fee for this program and pre-registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program.

This program is generously supported by Bank of New Hampshire.

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"Baby's First Homecoming" Visits

“Baby’s First Homecoming” Visits are offered to new mothers and their babies who are discharged from Concord Hospital. The visits include a comprehensive newborn and maternal assessment with education regarding care of the newborn and postpartum care.

Specific help is offered in:
- Breastfeeding
- Bottle feeding
- Understanding and treatment of jaundice
- Understanding care of circumcision
- Understanding umbilical care
- When to call the physician

Memory Cafe | Concord See Below | 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Capital Area Memory Cafe
City Wide Community Center
Third Wednesday of Each Month, 2 - 4 p.m.

The Memory Cafe is a joyful and creative social experience for people with memory loss and their caregivers to gather with others in a positive and engaging environment. 

This program is offered at no charge. Registration is not required. Masks are strongly encouraged. Please note this gathering does not serve as a support or respite group.

This programs is generously supported by Northeast Delta Dental. 

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Online Caregiver Connection Fourth Thursday of Each Month | 10 - 11 a.m.

Caregiver Connection is an opportunity for family caregivers to support one another and connect with our staff professionals. We look forward to providing a safe space to connect with other caregivers facing similar challenges. 

Registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. 

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Walk-In Wednesday Fourth Wednesday of Each Month | 10 a.m. - Noon

Have your questions answered about caregiver resources, advance directives, durable power of attorneys for healthcare and/or living will, and in-home support. There is no fee for this program and pre-registration is required.

For more information, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.

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