SWRPC Meetings

June 18

SWRPC Focus Group Session Achieving Social Connectedness will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Keene Recreation Center located at 312 Washington Street. For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff. 

June 25

The Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study Open House and Public Discussion will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cheshire County Courthouse Delegation Hall located at 12 Court Street (Entrance on Winter Street) in Keene, NH. For more information, please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff. 

June 26

The SWRPC Natural Resources Advisory Committee will meet at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

July 16

The Hinsdale Brattleboro Existing Bridges Subcommittee will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Brattleboro Municipal Offices at 230 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT. For more information, please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.


Other Meetings

July 16

The Monadnock Region Coordinating Council (MRCC) will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

July 17

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) Steering Committee will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

Aug 23

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) Complete Streets Subcommittee will meet at 10:00  a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.


Items of Interest

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

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional 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.