CHAT, or Communities for Healthy Aging Transition, is a regional project to look at age-friendliness in Strafford County, as well as Brookfield, Wakefield, Newmarket, Nottingham and Northwood in Carroll and Rockingham counties, respectively. It is funded by TUFTS Health Plan and is a partnership with Greater Seacoast Community Health.
Informed by the CHAT steering committee, the mission of the project is to engage these to foster diverse, equitable, inclusive, livable environments where people can grow and thrive, regardless of age.
The steering committee consists of a group of diverse partners that represent community entities like UNH, the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, ServiceLink, Seacoast Outright, and others.
Outreach events related to the project are being scheduled for 2021, which include community input sessions, a region-wide online survey, focus groups, an interactive art activity, and more.
Project outcomes include a community assessment report for each of the 18 communities in the region, four action plans and two subsequent pilot projects for interested municipalities, and a comprehensive research guide.
Survey Link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHAT_2021
Postcard Art Activity
In addition to the survey, the CHAT team has prepared a postcard art activity. This is a more creative method to gather input via printed postcards which will be delivered and handed out across the region. If you have a group interested in completing the activity SRPC staff can coordinate delivery of copies, and can even provide pre-postaged versions to be mailed back. The postcard template is also available online for digital submissions, or to print. Digital submissions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Let's CHAT About Aging in Dover
Date: Thu, Mar. 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
150 Wakefield Street, Suite 12
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
Tel: (603) 994-3500 Fax: (603)994-3504