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In July of 2013, Mayor Eric Spear created a Blue Ribbon Senior Committee with the charge to advise the City Council on developing a Senior Center. The Senior Committee met eight times from August through December 2013 and developed a report and recommendations for the City Council for further review.

Throughout the course of the Committee, the members decided to recommend the creation of a 50+ Activity Center (tentative designation) after a review of demographic information that revealed an incoming surge in the senior population.

The Senior Committee Report is found below along with supplemental items which informed the Committee's work.


Blue Ribbon Senior Committee Report (click here)

Supplemental Items

  1. Comprehensive Recreation Needs Study
  2. City of Portsmouth Demographic Trends
  3. Senior Demographics
  4. United States of Aging Survey
  5. AARP's Voices of 50+ New Hampshire
  6. National Senior Center Standards Overview
  7. NCOA Senior Center Fact Sheet
  8. Report on the Status of Senior Services & Recommendations
  9. The Greater Portsmouth Area Senior Center Project
  10. Services & Resources for Seniors