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Due to the Public Health Emergency, SWRPC's physical offices are closed to the public.  We remain available via telephone and email.  Please call us at 603-357-0557 or click the "About", "Contact Staff" tab located in the upper left of this screen for a list of staff email addresses. 
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COVID-19 Resources Page

State of NH Social Distancing Broadband Impact Survey

Monadnock Vital Economies

Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Highlights Newsletter

June 2020

Highlights Archive

 

SWRPC Meetings

July 28

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click: https://bit.ly/July28BOD20

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 828 6997 9275

Password: 635 859

To join via toll free number please call (888)475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff. 

 

Other Meetings

July 15

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation wil meet at 3:30 p.m. 

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

https://bit.ly/July15MAST20

To join via phone please dial: (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 827 8292 9926

Password:  006 250

To join via toll free number please dial: (888) 475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

July 21

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation will meet at 9:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

https://bit.ly/July21MRCC20

To join via phone please dial: (646) 558-8656 or toll-free (888) 475-4499

Meeting ID: 821 4146 142

Password: 114 421

To join via toll free number please dial: (888) 475-4499

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information please contact Terry Johnson of SWRPC staff.

 

Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

For NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire visit

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

Age Focused Planning Initiative 2018-2020

Project Overview

A planning effort facilitated by Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) in partnership with Cheshire Medical Center aimed at better understanding the needs of all ages regarding housing, transportation, employment, social engagement, and civic participation.

The project is intended to improve understanding of the issues and needs relative to promoting age-friendly communities in the Southwest Region of New Hampshire. Individual communities and other stakeholders in the Region will be provided with findings, recommendations and guidance for establishing a policy basis as well as specific strategies for becoming more age-friendly including priority focus areas for consideration in local master plans and land use regulations.

 

The Need

In Southwest New Hampshire, the proportion of the population that is 65+ is growing faster than any other age group while the total population is showing little to no growth. Projections indicate that this cohort will increase from 15% to 26% of the total population between 2010 and 2040. As of 2010, over 80% of the Region’s municipalities had a median age exceeding that of the state. In contrast to our senior population, the number of children under the age of 15 decreased by 14% between 2000 and 2010. While total housing units have increased since 2000, older householders are increasing while younger ones are declining.

 

Outreach and Meetings

Community Conversations

  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Winchester

  • Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Antrim Town Hall, 66 Main Street, Antrim

  • Thursday, May 30, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Whitcomb Hall, 17 Main Street, Swanzey

  • Monday, June 3, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Jaffrey Town Office, 10 Goodnow Street, Jaffrey

  • Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Walpole

Meeting Housing Needs in the Monadnock Region (March 14, 2019)

 

Planning Transportation for All Ages (March 7, 2019)

 

Online Survey

 

Printable Survey

 

Project Brochure

 

 

Media

Keene Sentinel: 7/20/182/21/193/8/195/8/19

Ledger-Transcript: 5/9/19

Brattleboro Reformer: 3/24/19

Other Resources

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Stay - Stay Work Play New Hampshire

AARP Livable Communities - Home | Facebook

NH Alliance for Healthy Aging

Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging

 

Contact Information

Lisa Murphy, SWRPC Senior Planner

(603) 357-0557

lmurphy@swrpc.org

 

Project Partners

This initiative is funded through a grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in partnership with Cheshire Medical Center.