Rockingham County Receives Grant to Benefit Area’s Older Adults

BRENTWOOD – Rockingham County has received a grant in the amount of $578,300 from the State of New Hampshire to help delay or defer nursing home care for older adults in Rockingham County. This grant will enable the County to create a pilot program to offer more community-based services to older adults, allowing them to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

The grant, which is part of the state’s efforts to promote aging in place, will be used to fund a range of services, including adult day programs, recreation therapy, assistance with activities of daily living, and more. Older adults who reside in Rockingham County and are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits may participate in the program. By delaying institutional care, Rockingham County aims to improve quality of life, reduce the burden on the healthcare system, and save costs for both individuals and the government.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant, which will allow us to better serve our aging population and help them maintain their independence,” said Jason Smith, Senior Director of Rockingham County’s Long-Term Care Division. “We know that many older adults want to remain in their homes and communities as they age, and this grant will help us make that a reality for more individuals.”

The grant will be administered by Rockingham County, which will work with local providers to deliver the services to individuals in need. Rockingham County will also provide education and outreach to individuals and their families about the benefits of aging in place and the resources available to support them.

Overall, this grant represents an important investment in the health and well-being of Rockingham County’s aging population.



Jeseca Wendel


The preparation of this document was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and/or such other funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services. 

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