general meeting
Lauren Smith & Chris Holton Jablonski

Welcome to the
Active Retirement Association


Where Curiosity Never Retires


Is Worth Pursuing

Currently Serving the Greater Seacoast Regions of NH and Maine

Upcoming Events


  • Robert Wear

    Former ARA member Robert Wear, 98, of Durham, passed away February 17.

    A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8th at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Durham, 17 Main Street. Burial will take place in the memorial garden at the church next to his wife Louise. To read the entire obituary, please click here.

  • Great Decisions Book Distribution

    Since the General Meeting was cancelled, Foreign Policy books for Great Decisions will be distributed at the first session on Monday, February 23.  Books are $20.00 and either cash or a check payable to the ARA will be accepted.  Questions should be directed to Mary Roberge at 603-875-2964 or at

  • What About The Weather?

    Given the active weather pattern we've been experiencing recently, here's a reminder about the ARA Policy pertaining to all Program Changes and Cancellations, including weather related events.

    Members are notified, via e-mail, with current program changes, cancellations, etc., but only if you have signed up for the service. Yellow e-mail registration cards are available at all General Meetings from the Membership Director.

    If the Oyster River School District cancels school, all programs (including Kittery) will be cancelled for weather-related conditions. Members should check their e-mail, or listen to radio station WTSN, 1270 AM, Dover; WHEB, 750 AM, 100.3 FM, Portsmouth; or WMYF, 1380 AM, Portsmouth; or turn to WMUR, Channel 9 for school cancellations.

    As always, check back here frequently for the most up to date information.