Senior Programs & Services
Families First encourages seniors to take advantage of the medical care, dental care and medication assistance that we offer for people of all ages. In addition, we partner with other organizations and individuals to offer several programs designed especially for seniors.
SUPPORT, SOCIALIZATION, EDUCATION
Alzheimer's Cafe (more info)
4th Monday each month, 2-4 p.m.
Community Campus Cafeteria
(603) 969-5318 or by email
The new Alzheimer’s Café at Portsmouth’s Community Campus is a welcoming place
where people living with dementia, along with their care partners and family members, come together for a casual social gathering each month. Spend an afternoon enjoying interesting conversation with new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances. Refreshments are served. In collaboration with The Mark Wentworth Home, ServiceLink and the City of Portsmouth. Free; donations welcome.
Drop-In Social Time & Senior Luncheons
November 21, then 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday each month
• Social Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Community Campus Upper-Level Lobby
Before each of the Senior Luncheons, you are welcome to drop in to sit and socialize. There is chess, backgammon, cards, a puzzle, magazines, and coffee & tea. Feel free to bring a snack. Free - just come to enjoy the company of friends. Or meet new ones! At noon, you can join us for lunch or stay to hang out or head home. The Green Bean Café is open downstairs to purchase lunch or snacks.
• Luncheons: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Community Campus Movie Room
Enjoy lunch in a lovely, sunny space at the Community Campus in Portsmouth. Includes sandwiches, salad and dessert, for just $4. Bring a friend! RSVPs are needed no later than four business days before the luncheon date; call 603-422-8208 ext. 333. Transportation can be provided for Portsmouth residents who call 603-431-8677 by noon on the same day that luncheon RSVPs are needed.
Cosponsored by the City of Portsmouth Senior Services and The Foundation for Seacoast Health
1st Thursday each month, 2-3:30 p.m.
Families First Parent Room
This group is for any individual or family who is managing the care of a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s either at home or in a care community. Meetings are run by a nurse from the Mark Wentworth Adult Day Program and a trained volunteer. There is no cost to attend. To learn more, call 603-430-0070, or just drop in to the next session.
Senior Companions (more info)
1-800-856-5525 or 603-225-3295
Senior Companions are healthy older adults (55+) who help other adults live independently by doing tasks such as providing respite to family caregivers or taking clients grocery shopping and to appointments. As the Seacoast region's “station” in the Senior Companions program, Families First trains, matches and supervises the companions who visit and provide support to other seniors.
MEDICAL CARE, DENTAL CARE, PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Primary Health Care (more info)
By appointment only
Families First Health Center
(603) 422-8208 (press 1) or click here
Families First is not just another medical practice. We offer seniors many services -- made affordable for you, and provided in a warm, respectful environment. High-quality care is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners. We provide extra help with managing hypertension, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, and offer a diabetes group. We accept Medicare and offer income-based discounts on co-pays.
Medication Assistance (more info)
Our staff can help you access free or very-low-cost medications, whether or not you are a Families First Health Center patient.
Dental Care (more info)
By appointment only
Families First Dental Center
(603) 422-8208 (press 3)
Available to patients who receive their primary care at Families First Health Center, and those referred through the Senior Companions program.