New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services is holding 13 listening sessions throughout the state to hear the concerns of seniors. The sessions are so the state can collect public input before its next Plan on Aging, which is required to receive federal support for things like delivered meals and in-home care. Some common themes at the session in Keene on Friday included isolation in rural areas and a lack of affordable, senior-friendly housing. Adult Protective Services Programs Operations Administrator Rachel Lakin was on hand to present the group gathered at Cheshire Medical Center with some statistics. Lakin said, for the last fiscal year, her department investigated about 3,100 calls. “Of those, roughly two-thirds are for...
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State Holds Listening Session in Keene for N.H.’s 'Next Plan on Aging'