Info for Seniors

Hanover was listed by Money Magazine as #2 of the top 25 Best Places to Retire.  "New England is chock full of charming villages.  But few are as welcoming to retirees as Hanover, home of Dartmouth College and its 20-year old senior education program.  Outdoor enthusiasts can kayak on the Connecticut River or hike in the White Mountains.  Winter, of course, bring 94 inches of snow on average, so residents make the most of the cold (five ski hills are within an hour's drive) or head south."



The Greens


Murdough Greenhouses

Orozco Mural in Baker Libarary

Path of Life Sculpture Garden Windsor, VT

Experience the story of the great circle of life while traveling through sculptures of varying sizes and materials.  Inspired by a famous garden in Europe, these eighteen works of art symbolize the journey from birth to death and beyond.  Camp in a tipi and/or float, kayak or canoe down the river.

The Fells on Lake Sunapee in Newburry, NH

The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens is one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Discover 83.5 conserved acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of its founder, diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay, during historic guided tours of the 22-room Colonial Revival home; explore forest succession and nature’s diversity while walking woodland trails; and enjoy the renowned gardens.

The Sustainable Farmer Windsor, VT

Tastes of local, seasonal treats - cheese, maple syrup and jam as well as bee keeping classes. 

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Cornish, VT
Discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds.



Jacob's Pillow


Osher@Dartmouth (formerly ILEAD)

Richard Black Community & Senior Center

Ceramics, bridge, exercise, dancing, movies

The Hood Museum

The Montshire Museum of Science 

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park 

Ranger-guided tours of the mansion, woodworking and forest festivals, foliage walks, conservation programs

Howe & Etna Libraries
The Howe hosts a 55+ Art Show every June.
  If you are an amateur artist age 55 or older and are interested in participating, contact Heather Backman at 640-3252 or email her.

The Norwich Library

Farmers' Markets

CAOS for adults at AVA Gallery

First Thursday of the month.  BYOB. $10 to cover materials.

The Mudroom at the AVA Gallery 
An initiative modeled after NPR’s “The Moth Radio Hour,” is where adults in the Upper Valley come together to share real-life stories. Enjoy the story telling, good food and engaging company.

Granite State Senior Games

Sporting events for the 50+ population.  Games held for all athletes of all abilities in August.  18 different competitive sports are included.  Manchester, NH

Rassias Community Language Programs 

Evening classes in Hanover, NH.   Typically Spanish, French, Italian and ESL classes are offered. 

Cedar Circle Farm 
Cooking and gardening classes and other learning opportunities

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center  
Free of charge education information and support to older adults and their family members. No need to be a patient at DHMC.


Be a volunteer usher at the HOP

The Hopkin's Center's Volunteer Usher program is a great way to get involved at the HOP.  When you usher an event, you are welcome to bring a guest usher with you, and stay to watch the rest of the show for free!

Once a year, each September, the HOP Events Office conducts an open Volunteer Usher orientation & registration session.

Play & Sing at Dartmouth

If you are a singer or instrumentalist, consider participating in a HOP ensemble.  Each year, the HOP presents the exceptional talents of Dartmouth students through performances by its seven ensembles, plus the marching band.

Share your Passion through ILEAD 

ILEAD is always looking for interesting people with something fascinating to talk about and share with their peers.

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