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Being “Age-Friendly”

February 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Children, City Library, Main Branch, News, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

The City’s Health Department has partnered with the Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC), AARP and the Tufts Health Foundation to explore how the greater Manchester area can become more “Age-Friendly”.  The Library fully supports this initiative and wants to make sure the libraries also meet the needs of our various residents so the results of this study will be important to us.

The Commission will be working with all our communities by creating vibrant stakeholder groups to steer our region towards becoming age-friendly. What does this mean? SNHPC will engage interested communities, agencies, and other stakeholders on a regional effort to understand what it is to become an Age-Friendly community. Our efforts will focus on the region’s senior population as well as Millennials to identify and explore synergies. It is our goal that through this project, the Commission and stakeholder team will create awareness within SNHPC’s communities on its assets, opportunities, and roadblocks for Becoming Age-Friendly. As one outcome of this work, we hope to form a Manchester Resident Advisory Council to continue to guide our ongoing collective planning efforts.

The SNHPC is asking for resident input through the completion of the attached survey. You can complete the survey on-line at or you can pick up a hard copy at either of the library buildings.

For more information on the Age-Friendly program, please visit or find us at

Also, if you are interested in being involved in one of our community focus groups, please contact Sylvia von Aulock below ASAP.

Sylvia von Aulock
Deputy Executive Director
Southern NH Planning Commission – Celebrating 50 Years of Planning Services


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