Meeting of the NH Commission on Aging

Who We Are

The Commission on Aging was established in 2019 to advise the governor and the general court on policy and planning related to aging. A more age-integrated New Hampshire fostered by forward thinking public policy and initiatives will ensure we can all thrive as we age.

RSA Chapter 19-P: State Commission on Aging

Duties

  • Review and recommend proposals for rules, legislation, waivers, operations, and other policies.
  • Review and provide input relative to state planning efforts across agencies, including the state plan on aging, the mental health plan, and transportation and safety.
  • Formulate or help to formulate, review, and evaluate policy proposals, considering fiscal, program, provider, and recipient impact, and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Encourage the development of coordinated interdepartmental goals and objectives and the coordinating programs, services, and facilities among all state departments and nongovernmental organizations as they relate to older adults.
  • Identify and recommend ways in which the state can support local and community efforts, through educational programs or otherwise, to promote healthy aging.
  • Identify and recommend ways in which the state can partner with non-governmental organizations to promote healthy aging.
  • Promote the skills, talents, and energy older Granite Staters can offer to make New Hampshire a better place to live for everyone.
  • Assist in the implementation of the state plan on aging.
  • Make a continuing assessment of problems relating to older adults.
  • Advocate solutions to provide better integration of older persons into the social and economic life of the state.
  • Solicit the cooperation and help of the various groups concerned with the problems facing older adults.
  • Obtain from such groups their views, experience, assistance, and recommendations in the preparation and direction of future planning and administrative and legislative action as the commission may from time to time deem necessary and advisable.
  • Request from governmental agencies within the state, subject to available resources, in making available such information, suggestions, and statistics to enable the commission to perform its functions.
  • Other matters the commission deems necessary related to aging.