CLAREMONT — The Claremont Area AARP Chapter met May 9 at the Imperial Chinese Buffet and Restaurant for a luncheon and installation of officers for the coming year. Marc Boyd, New Hampshire AARP volunteer president, presided over the installation of Brenda Saunders, president; Sherrie Curtis, vice-president; Kathy Thompson, secretary; Alberta Marro, treasurer and board members Millard and Mary Cook, Bob and Jean Belaire, Charlie Sisson and Bev McGuire.

Marc reminded those attending that the chapter began in 1989 with 100 members and recognized the three members lost this year, Walter White, Lencie Raynor and a founding member, Eileen Eroszonak. He spoke about AARP’s goals for 2019: controlling drug prices (Medicare can’t negotiate prices) and Medicare solvency. Along those lines the New Hampshire State AARP office is looking for a volunteer in the Claremont area to be a spokesperson for AARP in Concord when these issues are discussed. He reminded everyone that other programs are still being offered such as avoiding scams, driver’s education courses, tax preparation, etc. He is willing to be contacted by any group that would like presentations for their meetings ( or NH AARP 866-542-8168). He brought handouts and a booklet, “Member Benefits Guide.” Favors were made by Faith and Tim LaBelle for mothers and fathers and carnations were given to all ladies.

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