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Age-Focused Planning Initiative

Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Monadnock Vital Economies

RFP:  Website Update

2020 Data Collection Internship

Highlights Newsletter

March 2020

Highlights Archive


SWRPC Meetings

None Scheduled


Other Meetings

April 15

The Monadnock Alliance

for Sustainable


Steering Committee

will meet at 3:30 p.m. 

To join  the Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 297 720 212

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Meeting ID: 297 720 212

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For more information please

contact Henry Underwood of

SWRPC staff.

April 21

The Monadnock Regional

Coordinating Council

For Community

Transportation will meet

at a time TBD.  For more

information please contact

Todd Horner 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




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



Project Partners

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