Membership in the ARA is open to all aged 50+, whether fully retired or not. As of Spring 2023, just over 400 members represent 40 cities & towns in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.


ARA’s membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. The annual membership fee of $50 for July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 covers all classes, programs, and groups (excluding cultural tours). Dues for new members who join after Jan. 1 are $25; dues for those who join after April 15 are $50, but cover the upcoming membership year as well.

Membership Privileges

UNH Library

Members of ARA can take advantage of the University of New Hampshire libraries and their more than one million books, periodicals, and recordings.  The heart of the system, including special interest libraries, is the Dimond Library just behind Thompson Hall on the UNH campus.  To receive a library card, show your current membership badge at the Main Desk.  The card is valid for the current membership year.

Membership Form

For more information about the ARA, or to become a member, contact ARA Membership Director, at .