The Town of Auburn provides financial assistance to a number of social service agencies that delivers a host of information and services to senior citizens and their families focused on enabling elderly adults to remain in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. These social service agencies include:
Child & Family Services – Supportive home care services to frail, elderly adults to remain in their own homes.
Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack – Provides home health visits for IV therapy, wound care & medication management; licensed nursing assistant visits for assistance with bathing, dressing & home exercise programs; rehabilitation therapy visits; medical social work visits for coordination of community services; and hospice care.
Lamprey Health Care, Raymond – Provides health care services and Senior Transportation Program for senior and disabled residents for door-to-door service for medical appointments, grocery stores, local pharmacies and other necessary errands.
Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program, Brentwood – Provides daily meals and safety services Monday through Friday.
Southern New Hampshire Services, Portsmouth – Provides Fuel Assistance & Electrical Assistance
Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire, Manchester – Provides home health and hospice visits, health screening, education, immunization and support groups. Assists patients with chronic medical illnesses with medications, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, errands and housekeeping.
Meeting Local Needs:
Auburn Fire Department – Provides wellness checks, lift assists, and maintains a list of residents with special needs for follow-up and checks during extended power outages or other emergency conditions.
Telephone: (603) 483-8141
Auburn Police Department – Provides wellness checks, lift assists, property checks
Telephone: (603) 483-2134
Loaner's Closet– Maintains a supply of durable medical equipment to loan to area residents on an ‘as needed’ basis. Durable medical equipment includes items such as canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. The Auburn Lions Club has donated it's collection of durable medical equipment to the Loaner's Closet in order to make these services available to Auburn residents. The Loaner's Closet is located at 1 B Commons Drive #10 in Londonderry.
Telephone: Donna Kluk, Loaner’s Closet Coordinator (603) 432-0877
Visiting Angels in Auburn – Provides senior, elder, personal, respite and companion care, with specialized services in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Their mission is to assist adults and seniors with their desire to remain independent, and provide dignified living assistance in the comfort of their home.
Telephone: (603) 483-8999
Recreational & Social Activities:
Auburn Parks & Recreation – Provides three to four day trips for Auburn Senior Citizens each year to a variety of locations such as the Boston Aquarium, a fall foliage tour, harbor cruise, scenic train trips, etc. The Parks & Recreation Commission also hosts an annual Senior Holiday Dinner in the winter and a summer Senior BBQ event.
Griffin Free Public Library – The Library hosts a number of book clubs and special events throughout the year that would be of interest to Seniors. The Library also provides a Homebound Program designed to help people who cannot get to or use the library due to long-term injury, physical disability, or transportation issues (including inability to drive in winter weather) by delivering library materials to their door.
Telephone: (603) 483-5374
Massabesic Seniors Club – A social organization established in 1975 that meets every Thursday at 1 PM for informational programs, recreational and social activity, refreshments and fellowship. The Massabesic Seniors Club meets at the Visiting Angels in Auburn at 14 Hooksett Road.
A listing of Elder Resources for New Hampshire from housecleaning and fitness to assisted living and Medicare has been complied by the Visiting Angels in the attached reference and information sheet.