Active Retirement Association

ARA hikers at Northwood Meadows State Park


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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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  • ARA presentation

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

  • Group food drive photo in front of car


    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.

  • Bob Hylen giving Police Cheif David Kurz a certificate in front of the Durham Police logo

    ARA President Bob Hylen presents retiring Durham Police Chief David Kurz with ARA certificate of appreciation.

  • Doug and Katie

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

  • Carol Selsberg

    Congratulations to Carol Selsberg the 2022 Wildcat Inspirational Awardee

  • Bob hands Penny a certificate

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

  • Ann Beattie gives a presentation
    Wonderous Isles of Shoals - Ann Beattie
  • Bikers in a line on a forested trail

    Cotton Valley Rail Trail, Wolfeboro by Ed Perkins 2019

  • Group photo of bicyclists

    Pedal Pushers By Sandy Rose

  • Group photo of the Stagecraft POD

    Stagecraft POD 2019

  • Group photo in front of ocean

    Walks and Hikes

  • Ann B. Gass presents in front of a "Votes for Women" sign
    Ann B. Gass "The Suffrage Movement In Maine: Florence Brooks Whitehouse's Role in Winning Women The Right To Vote"
  • Don Clark being honored at the 2016 Volunteer Gala

    Award Ceremony

  • Deidre Prescott and Bob Hylen

    Deidre Prescott and Bob Hylen


ARA Programs will Continue to be in-person this spring

However, we continue to i) be guided by the prevailing CDC Guidelines, and ii) monitor the Covid-19 situation for any impact on our spring programs and other activities.  Any further changes will be communicated to you via email.  

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