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SENIOR SERVICES
Senior Coordinator Information

Brinn Chute, Senior Services Coordinator, Tel: (603) 610 - 4433, email: bchute@cityofportsmouth.com

Blue Ribbon Senior Committee Report

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. To view the report and more information, please click here.

Senior Newsletter

Senior Transportation Prog

Updated information on the Senior Transportation Program, a collaboration between the City of Portsmouth and the Mark Wentworth Home.

Senior Transportation Information (pdf)

Recreation Department Senior Services Information

The Portsmouth Recreation Department is pleased to provide seniors with premiere leisure activities and resources.  Our goal is to keep seniors fit and active.  Below you will find great membership discount rates for seniors within the recreation department and other resources on senior services.

Recreation Department Rates

Portsmouth Public Pool
Daily Visit (Age 60+): $3.00 (Resident) $5.00 (Non-Resident)
Monthly Membership (Age 60+): $20.00 (Resident) $25.00 (Non-Resident)

Spinnaker Point
Annual Membership (Age 60+): $108.00*
Monthly Membership (Age 60+): $9.00
Monthly Membership (Non-Resident) (Age 60+): $18.00
*See full rate chart in the Recreation Department program brochure.

Senior Services Events

Monthly Senior Luncheons at 12:00pm
Soup, salad, sandwich & dessert catered by the Green Bean Café (very yummy) @ Community Campus
• 2nd Tuesday of the month: April 8, May 13, June 10
• 4th Thurs of the month: April 24, May 22, June 26 $5.00 per person

RSVP by calling (603) 422-8208 x333
Start arriving as early as 10:30 for a cup of coffee and to chat with friends, new and old.
If you have any questions about the Senior Luncheons, please feel free to call Brinn at 610-4433.

Hike with Eastern Mountain Sports for Ages 55+
Thursday, May 1 at 10:00am
Stratham Hill Park: 270 Portsmouth Ave. (Rt 33 south from Portsmouth), Stratham, NH
Free of charge

Portsmouth Senior Services and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) have partnered together to bring fun seasonal activities to anyone ages 50+. The first in the series will be a hike at Stratham Hill Park. This is an easy to moderate hike on wide and well maintained trails leading to a grassy hilltop with fire tower. Spring can be muddy so wear appropriate shoes. Bring a water bottle.
The group will gather in the front parking lot and proceed together under the direction of EMS Staff.
Future activities will include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and snowshoeing.
While there is no charge for the event, you are asked to RSVP to Brinn Chute at 603.610.4433 or bchute@cityofportsmouth.com. If you leave a message, please leave your name and a phone number.

NEW! Vial of Life Program
The Portsmouth Police Department is pleased to offer, free of charge, the Vial of Life kit. It is designed to speak for you when you can't speak for yourself. The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment. 4 easy steps; 1) fill out the form, 2) put the form in the special baggie, 3) hang the baggie on your fridge, and 4) hang the Vial of Life decal on front door.
Call Brinn Chute for your Vial of Life Kit or to learn more.

Senior Supper Club will return in May with Chef Tony.
All seniors are welcome to join the fun and enjoy a yummy home cooked dinner. This season we welcome a new Chef to the kitchen to delight us with his traditional favorites.
Dinner takes place at Living Innovations at 1950 Lafayette Rd.
First and Third Tuesdays of the month from May-December.
Next dinners are May 6 & May 20 at 5:00pm.
Call Cindi to RSVP: 603-531-0767

13th Annual Conference on Aging
Thursday, May 22 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester
The 2014 Conference on Aging will deliver engaging presentations and workshops, entertainment, hands-on activities, and a recently introduced cocktail hour for networking and socializing. This year's conference will include an expanded focus on reaching the families of seniors and the population of adults over 45 years who are planning their own retirement, in addition to the seniors themselves.  http://nhconferenceonaging.org / 603-556-7234 / events@nhconferenceonaging.org

Senior Game Time
Diversions Puzzles & Games
FREE Every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00pm at their store at 123 Congress Street.
Time set aside for the senior crowd to enjoy any game of their choosing - cribbage, cards, puzzles, etc. Try any of our demo games or bring your own. For more information, contact Laura Keith, Store Manager, 603.766.6220  www.diversionsgames.com