• Introduction to ARA presentaion for Riverwoods residents by Debbi Forster, Kathy Kowler, and Janet Phelps


    Kneeling: Gayle Hylen, Deborah Forster, Kathy Kowler. Standing left to right: Ismini George, Bruce Jolin, Fran Houlihan, Anne Marie Jones, Pat Pine, Bob Hylen, Henry Machri, Bill Mahoney, and Anne Kisil. ARA courtesy photo by member volunteer Cathy Schirmer.

  • ARA President Bob Hylen presents retiring Durham Police Chief David Kurz with ARA certificate of appreciation and a years membership to ARA for he and his wife.


  • Doug and Katie Wheeler are recipients of the 2020 UNH Age of Champions Inspiration Award

  • ARA Volunteer Award 2020

    ARA President Bob Hylen presented Penny Drooker with
    ARA Volunteer Appreciation Award 2020 taken by Gayle Hylen


  • Now for Something Different

    And Now For Something Different - Drag Show 2020 by Gayle Hylen


  • Rambling Richard - WWII - Songs & Stories

  • Wonderous Isles of Shoals - Ann Beattie

  • Vanderbilt Mansion - Hyde Park  By Bob Hylen 2019

  • Cotton Valley Rail Trail, Wolfeboro    by Ed Perkins 2019

  • Pedal Pushers By Sandy Rose

  • Stagecraft POD 2019

  • Walks and Hikes

  • Ann B. Gass "The Suffrage Movement In Maine: Florence Brooks Whitehouse's Role in Winning Women The Right To Vote

  • Award ceremony

    Award Ceremony

  • Bob and Deidre

    Deidre Prescott and Bob Hylen

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Active Retirement Association

ARA - Expanding Your World

Currently Serving the Greater Seacoast Regions of NH and Maine


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Upcoming Events


  • The Active Retirement Association Presents

    Dante Scala presentation 

    A Look Ahead to the 2022 Political Season

    January 19, 2022, 1:30pm


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  • Sidore Series Lectures at UNH, "Aging in America: Justice for All?"


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  • ARA Programs Will Continue Virtually!
    As the coronavirus pandemic Continues!

    ARA CURRENT POLICY – 11/2021

    *It is the expectation that all members and guests attending any ARA activity will be fully vaccinated. Masks must be worn at all indoor ARA sponsored activities.. 

    ARA will be guided by the prevailing CDC Guidelines.

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