• 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

  • Dennis Meadows speaking to group

Welcome to the
Active Retirement Association

ARA - Expanding Your World

Currently Serving the Greater Seacoast Regions of NH and Maine


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We encourage you to be active during the Stay at Home Order and share your adventures visually with your ARA friends! 


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Upcoming Events


  • Meet Cultural Tours Director - Debbi Forster
    We are introducting (or re-introductions) ARA board members and some of our loyal volunteers through Facebook and the ARA website.
    We post a new introduction each week, so check back on the website and Facebook page often. We are excited about all the new platforms ARA is using to stay in touch. Let us know what you think!
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  • UNH offering

    UNH occasionally contacts us regarding upcoming offerings. There is one such event coming up on August 12th sponsored by the UNH history department. For further information go to https://cola.unh.edu/history/reckoning-history-confederate-monuments.

  • Visit Our New Facebook page and catch up with what people are doing to stay active

     Let us know what you are doing.  Look for opportunities for on-line lectures. ARA Facebook


  • Many ARA Programs Will Go Virtual this Fall
    As the coronavirus pandemic Continues!
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