Friday, December 4, 2020



Hillsborough Dec 9th & 23rd  WARNER SHOPPING TRIPS  pick up at 9:00 am  at Maple Leaf or the Park-N-Ride. Call Lee Avery at 478-3432 to join these trips. Masks are required.


Hillsborough December 14th Walmart/Target Shopping Trip. Pick up at Shaw’s at 10:00. Call Marie Mogavero at 724-5272.  Masks are required.


Hillsborough December 16th LUNCHEON AT HANNA’S DINER  We’re supporting our local businesses by eating at the new Hanna’s Diner in Hillsboro.  Leaving from Shaw’s at 10:30. Local pick-up available. Call Marie Mogavero at 724-5272.


Crafty Critters and Armchair Yoga have suspend meeting and will resume next year 2021 depending on the virus. If you wish to continue working on projects at home and need yarn, contact Barbara Hays at 464-2692 and she’ll arrange to meet you.  The next project is making 6 inch squares, any color, any pattern and when we reconvene we’ll make some afghans. 

Monday, November 30, 2020




This time of year can be depressing and coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our seniors and disabled citizens are feeling lost and disenfranchised.  GHSS is in the process of creating a phone tree to reach out to our neighbors and we need your help. 

If you, a family member, or neighbor seems lost or alone, we’d love to reach out.  Just send their name, address and phone number, with their permission of course, to Marianne Hammond,, or GHSS at and we’ll add them to our list.

The Greater Hillsborough Senior Services (GHSS) is a NH non-profit corporation serving all seniors in the Greater Hillsborough, NH area comprising the towns of Hillsborough, Deering, Antrim, Bennington, Peterborough, Washington, and Windsor.  Our mission is to provide support, services, congregate opportunities and advocacy that help seniors remain active, respected and vital members of the community.




Saturday, October 31, 2020



Deering, every Monday, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 (weather permitting) Crafty Critters. 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Deering Fish and Game. We have a group crocheting hats that are to be donated. Newcomers and beginners are welcome and we provide the yarn, if you don’t have any. Also, each week we’ll have various craft projects for you to try such as Christmas crafts which you may keep or donate. Coffee and goodies are provided. Masks are required! If you have any questions or concerns, call Barbara Hays at 464-2692 or Lou Ellen Beard at 464-5138.

Deering, Tuesdays and Thursday, November 5, 10,12, 17,19. & 23 Chair Yoga 10 a.m. at the Deering Fish and Game Call Marie Mogavero at 724-5272 if you need a ride.

Hillsborough Wednesday, November 11 & 25 Warner Shopping Trips 9 a.m. pick up at Maple Leaf or the Park-n-Ride in Hillsboro. Call Lee Avery 478-3432 to reserve a seat. Masks are required.

Hillsborough, Wednesday, November 18 Luncheon at the Windmill in Concord. Leaving from Shaw’s at 10:30 a.m. Local pickup is also available. Call Marie Mogavero at 724-5272 to reserve a seat. Masks are required.

Please note, GHSS has a new mailing and e-mail address:
Greater Hillsborough Senior Services
PO Box 401
Hillsboro, NH 03244

Monday, August 3, 2020

Seniors Alive! FOR AUGUST


Here in New Hampshire two elections are coming up and you don't want to miss them.

A Democratic Party primary takes place on September 8, 2020, and a Republican Party primary takes place on September 8, 2020, to determine which Republican candidate will run in the state's general election for the US Senate on November 3, 2020. Hillsborough is in the 2nd Congressional District and is represented in US Congress by Democrat Ann McLane Kuster, who is not up for reelection this year. New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District is represented in US Congress by Chris Pappas, who is up for election this year. On September 8, 2020, there will be a Republican Party primary to determine who will face Chris Pappas in the general election for US Congress on November 3, 2020.

You need to vote!


This year the NH Secretary of State has permitted mail-in voting by citing COVID19 as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot.

Because of the continuing presence of, and threat from the COVID19 virus, many will want avoid going to town halls to cast their ballots by mailing in their ballots.

Because of the likely large number of people requesting ballots, and also because often those who have not previously voted by mail might not correctly fill out their ballot applications, it would be smart to request ballots early. To ensure that your ballot application has been correctly filled in, and them be sure to mail your ballot in plenty of time. You can obtain ballots for Primary and General election.

Ballots can be obtained from your town clerk, or they can be downloaded from the NH Secretary of State's web site:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Here is your July issue of GHSS newsletter SENIORS ALIVE!

 On this Independence Day I ask myself, "what is the Spirit of our nation?"

 Our national motto, E pluribus unum -- from many, one --  is certainly aspirational. The famous 'melting pot.' We've come from all over and, we bent our backs together in the common task of making a nation. And we did make a nation, perhaps the greatest ever.

Or at least that's how the story goes. 

It has been obvious for a very long time that African-Americans have not been swept up in that 'unum' bit.
I am very happy on this Fourth of July to experience what some consider to be the greatest movement in our nation's history. Attitudes toward race are finally shifting. Now roughly sixty percent of Americans think that African-Americans face a great deal or a lot of discrimination. And rather than a backlash to recent riots and demonstrations, a critical evaluation of policing, and of historical representation by monuments. Hopefully this roll will continue.

I am heartened that the audience receptive to increasingly overt, racially charged campaign rhetoric coming from some political candidates is dwindling. Most are just not buying it.

So yeah, great: let's get moving on making a more just society for all of us.

But, wait: what's going on with this virus? 

Despite everything we know about how serious COVID 19 is, how it spreads in hot-house conditions of bars and churches, political rallies, how it kills our elderly (and not so elderly), why is it so difficult for so many people to not get  it? Not get that their actions only make the disease worse? 

Our national leadership must bear a lot of responsibility for current outbreaks, but -- folks: you should know better! You are smart. You want your kids to get into STEM programs. Why do you ravage our best scientists when they tell inconvenient truths?  Show some restraint in our National Interest. Use your noggins!

Nature, whether it is our climate or COVID 19, is completely apolitical. Nature happens. It responds to physics, mathematics and biology, not to demagoguery or wishful thinking--  or gun toting yahoos claiming some God given right -- to what? Infect their grandmother with a potentially lethal disease? 

Medical science makes it clear that this virus can spread from person to person in droplets that are expelled when we speak -- or cheer -- and even in tiny aerosols. Moreover, 25 - 35% of people who are not experiencing symptoms of the disease can still be shedding the virus (Have you been tested? probably not...). Masks prevent, or at least reduce, spread of this virus. Finally, while we older citizens are more susceptible to infection, those young and invulnerable folks are filling hospital beds now. And, to make this worse, there is good evidence that a goodly  number of those young ones who recover will suffer long-term problems with a variety of their organs. 

So, with all this -- you might make somebody else sick, or even kill me, or you might get sick and suffer for a long time after your 'recovery' -- why are so many people jamming themselves into close proximity in bars, private functions, churches, or political rallies? 

This is no way to mitigate this virus. Go out responsibly! It is possible!

I am proud that New Hampshire has been doing well. But we cannot let up. We are in an economic hole not of our making and the sooner we are free of this virus, the quicker we can get back to a likely new normal. 

Gary Samuels

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


If you receive a proxy request in writing and through phone calls from LEGG Mason at 313-466-5830 this is a SCAM. If you get an email or telephone call just tell them to put you on DO NOT CALL list and tell them you will report it to the police.