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Welcome to the August NHCarePath e-newsletter


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Wendi's SignatureWendi Aultman, Administrator
NHCarePath and NH ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center
129 Pleasant Street, Concord NH 03301
Ph: (603) 271-9068
Cell:  (603) 724-7983
wendi.aultman@dhhs.nh.gov
 

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In the News

NH recognized by National AARP:

No Wrong Door: Promising Practices for Accessing Long-Term Services and Supports

In the newsMost of us will need long-term services and supports (LTSS), either for ourselves or for our family members. However, most of us do not know about our options and how to pay for these services. That is why the LTSS State Scorecard — created by the AARP Public Policy Institute and funded by the Scan Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund — ranks states on their aging and disability resource centers. These centers are an important feature of a high-performing LTSS system.

Aging and disability resource centers can serve as the gateway for helping individuals and their families find and access LTSS, including light housekeeping, transportation and respite care to give family caregivers a break, just to name a few.

In The North Country, Creating A ‘Village’ Of Seniors Helping Seniors
 

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Kay Kerr of Bethlehem: "Everybody needs help at some point or another." Photo by Chris Jensen

By the end of the year, the North Country is expected to become part of the growing nationwide Village-to-Village Network Village-to-Village Network, which is largely being created by seniors to help other seniors live independently.
The new North Country “village” is called Organized Acts of Kindness for Seniors (OAKS), said Kay Kerr, a Bethlehem resident, who played a key role in its formation.

And Kerr said after three years of planning, she expects the non-profit to be operating by the end of the year.

The idea is to offer services to folks generally 55 and older, including social events and companionship, assistance with chores like cleaning or running an errand, referrals to health agencies and suggesting trustworthy companies for home repairs.

By Chris Jensen
InDepthNH.org
 


Check out the Center on Aging and Community Living's Summer 2017 e-newsletter.
BDAS Brief
 

The BDAS Brief is a monthly eNewsletter designed to publicize the great work being done throughout New Hampshire on behalf of substance misuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. This eNewsletter contains information of statewide significance for those of us interested in substance misuse, including:

  • links to downloadable products you can use in your work and community;
  • news about exciting new initiatives;
  • information on funding opportunities; and
  • call-outs for awareness and educational events

Join the conversation now! (Only your e-mail and zip code are required.) If you have any questions about the eNewsletter, contact BDAS Health Promotion Advisor Randy Moser at: Randolph.Moser@dhhs.nh.gov

Under New Law, Grandparents To Get Priority In Custody Cases Involving Substance Abuse:  


New lawFamily court judges will soon be required to give priority to grandparents in guardianship cases where parents are dealing with substance abuse issues.  Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law last week that’s meant to address the rise in grandparents taking on parental duties in the midst of the state’s heroin and opioid crisis.

Read more.

NH Residents Honored with Joseph D. Vaughan Awards


On May 1, Governor Chris Sununu joined NH DHHS Deputy Commissioner Lori Shibinette, members of EngAGING NH and the State Committee on Aging in honoring recipients of the 2017 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards.
Award winners
(Front Row, L to R: Maureen Chamberlain, Carroll County; Barbara Rockwell, Cheshire County; Shirley and Paul Croteau, Coos County. Back Row, L to R: Barbara Gammon, Strafford County; William Fontaine, Grafton County; Shirley Janocha, Hillsborough County; Cay Bowman, Merrimack County; Gen and Herb Rowell, Rockingham County; Jean and John Wilson, Sullivan County. Not present: Lynn Ayre, Belknap County. Photo: Rich Woodfin.)

Read more about the honor
 

Education and Training Opportunities

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On behalf of the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is providing free 1-hour Lunch and Learn trainings for NH employers on recruiting and managing Service Members and Veterans. Topics addressed in this training include benefits of hiring Service Members and Veterans (SMV), strategies to attract and recruit SMVs, and strategies to effectively manage SMVs. The intended audience for these trainings include recruiters, hiring managers, and supervisors from all industries.
 
Promotional flyers for each training are attached if you wish to post this at your agency or forward to others who may benefit from this training. Please share this with your colleagues, community partners, and networks.

Click the registration links below for more information and to register. Registration is required for those who wish to attend. Seats are limited so reserve your seat today!
   
To access the complete training schedule visit www.daremightythings.com. The training schedule and registration links can be accessed from the home page.

GRANITE STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING BUILDS ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM


GSILNew Hampshire Housing Awards GSIL $250,000 in grant money to support accessibility improvements for seniors and people with disabilities throughout New Hampshire.

Read more.

NAMI NH Training Offered

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NAMI NH is offering a free 12 week, evidence based class for family, significant others and friends of people living with a mental illness. This fall we will be offering the family-to-family class it in Portsmouth, Nashua and Lebanon area. Other classes may be planned but this is what we have to date. The information is up-to-date on our website.

Learn more.

Webinar Scheduled for August 8th


I & R LogoNational I&R Support Center will host a webinar on the ADA National Network, "ADA National Network Overview." This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 3:00-4:00p.m. Eastern time.
 
Helping individuals achieve their goals for inclusion, participation, and community living may call for I&R/A specialists to assist and empower inquirers to request accommodations and understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as help to ensure the ADA compliance of their agencies' I&R/A services. Join us to learn how the resources and training of the ADA National Network can assist you in this work. This webinar will provide an overview of the ten regional ADA centers and their activities, review the basics of ADA civil rights protections, and highlight how the ADA applies to older adults with age-onset disabilities. Our presenter is Michael Richardson, Director of the Northwest ADA Center.   Real-time captioning will be provided for this webinar.    

Pre-registration is required for this webinar. Space is limited so make sure to register as soon as possible.  To register:

1. Go to https://nasuad.webex.com/nasuad/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5a4f6a5d0eb897146240428f206f21c  2. Click "Register".  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".
 


This is an education and training resource guide published by the NH Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Developmental Services
 
This calendar can also be accessed through NH Department of Health & Human Services website at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/documents/trainingcalendar.pdf
 

Resources and Tools

NH Bar Association


New Modest Means Legal Program


Access to Justice Just Got Easier!

Bankruptcy • Collections • Contracts • DUI • Misdemeanors • Divorce • Child Support • Unemployment Compensation • Foreclosure • Eviction • Estate Planning • Advanced Directives • Guardianship • Veteran Benefits and more...  

Learn more.
 

Helping Our Nation’s Heroes: 18 Benefits for Veterans



According to Census data, more than 20 million Americans are veterans of foreign wars. Roughly half of those veterans (9.2 million) are aged 65 and older, including more than 1.3 million World War II veterans over the age of 85.

Though our nation’s heroes may have the gift of longevity, with more years often comes a greater strain on financial resources. If you or a loved one is a veteran, read on to learn about the variety of public and private benefits that can help you afford to remain independent, healthy, and secure.

Read more.

New Report Highlighting the Quality of States' LTSS Systems Available


NCI-Ad logoNCI-AD Report Released The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are pleased to announce the release of a new report, National Core Indicators Aging and Disability Adult Consumer Survey:  2015-2016 National Results, highlighting the quality of states' LTSS systems
 



iCreATe for Paralysis Project


May - September 2017 | 12 Workshops Across NH | Free | Registration  ATinNH will be hosting FREE Assistive Technology Makers Workshops across the state of New Hampshire. These hands-on workshops will empower participants with the knowledge, skills, tools and materials to create assistive technology solutions in minutes. Over the course of the day-long workshop, participants will fabricate a variety of solutions to support individuals who experience paralysis.

 

New on the NHCarePath Website

The NHCarePath continues to be a valuable resource for those looking for services.  Checkout the resources below.
Substance Use and Disorder Training 

Presentation slideIn this training you will learn about substance use disorders, the continuum of care in New Hampshire, the brain science of addiction, and damaging affects of stigma.
 

Learn more.
Introduction to Serving Individuals with Mental Illness   

In this training you will learn mental health definitions, the structure of services, the value of person-centered language, the affect of stigma and much more.

Learn more.
 

Statewide Meetings in SFY 18

Dates:  Note New Date for Fall meeting!
  • September 20, 2017 at the Audubon Society
  • February 14, 2018 at the Audubon Society
  • May 9,  2018 at the Audubon Society
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Wendi Aultman, Administrator
NHCarePath and NH ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center
129 Pleasant Street, Concord NH 03301
Ph: (603) 271-9068
Cell:  (603) 724-7983
wendi.aultman@dhhs.nh.gov
 
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