Elder Care Resources

Family Care Guide for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Commodity Supplemental Food Program ………………………. 800-942-4321
Consumer Protection for Public Utilties …………………………. 800-852-3793
NH Insurance Department Consumer Hotline …………………. 800-852-3416
Food Stamp Information ………………………………………………… 800-852-3345
Foster Grandparent Program …………………………………………. 800-536-1193
Fuel Assistance Information ………….. Your Local Community Action Office
Governor’s Citizens Service …………………………………………… 800-852-3456
Information about Helpful Services………………………Dial 2-1-1 (statewide)
Medicaid Information …………………………………………………….. 800-852-3345
Medicare Claims Information …………. 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
Medicare Quality of Care ………………………………………………. 800-772-0151
Foundation for Healthy Communities (Information on
Advance Health Directives and other Initiatives) ………………. 603-225-0900
NH ServiceLink Network ………………………………………………… 866-634-9412
Poison Center Helpline …………………………………………………. 800-222-1222
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Carroll County RSVP……………………………………………………. 603-356-9331
Senior Companion Program …………………………………………… 800-856-5525
Senior Law Project …………………………..888-353-9944 or TTY: 800-634-8989
Social Security Administration ………………………………………. 800-772-1213
Veterans Council ………………………………….. 800-622-9230 or 603-624-9230

Area Committees on Aging

The Area Committees on Aging (ACOAs) are independent local advocacy groups
comprised of older adults, service providers and other members of the public. The
ACOAs hold community-based meetings to discuss legislation and other issues that
affect seniors, and often sponsor educational programs. ACOAs work closely with
the State Committee on Aging and other senior groups. ACOAs vary in terms of
their meeting schedules and activities. Some may not meet during the summer.

CARROLL COUNT Y
Contact: Susan Deyoe
Chocorua 323-2043

State Committee on Aging

The State Committee on Aging (SCOA) is composed of 18 members, 15
of whom are appointed by the governor and three by the legislative leadership.
SCOA identifies and represents the needs of senior citizens to state
administrators and policymakers, facilitates participation by consumers
in the program planning process and works closely with other advocacy
groups on senior issues. SCOA meets monthly and meetings are open to
the public. For more information, call 1-800-351-1888, Ext. 9215.

Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman receives, services, investigates
and resolves complaints or problems concerning residents of long-term health
care facilities. The program also provides advocacy services to long-term health
care residents, and comments on existing and proposed legislation, regulations
and policies affecting long-term care residents. Education is provided to residents,
family members and facility staff concerning the legal rights of residents.
To contact the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, call 1-800-442-5640
(if calling within NH) or 603-271-4375 (if calling from outside NH).
Kathryn Cauble
Freedom 539-6747

Aging Issues

Free newsletter published three times per year by the NH
Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult
Services (BEAS) and the NH State Committee on Aging (SCOA).

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