Communities and Consequences II

Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology is a sequel project to 2008’s award-winning Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology. This timely new film, book, web, and community outreach project explores the economic and social realities of workforce shortages in our state - the nation’s second oldest state in terms of median age.

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Every citizen, business and organization has a stake in the economic health of the Granite State. 

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The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond. The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide. But New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children—an unbalancing of the region’s human ecology.

Communities and Consequences II shares stories of how people are working together to find innovative ways to create vibrant and welcoming places for people of all ages and backgrounds, and ensure a thriving future for their communities and the state.

Support for Communities & Consequences II provided by:

Dartmouth Hitchcock Health, New England Studios, LLCCathartesDTC Lawyers, PLLC, Envirovantage, Exeter Hospital, Heritage Home Service, New Hampshire REALTORS, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Anagnost Companies, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc, Orbit Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Chinburg Properties

And by these individuals: Jennifer Gomarlo, Alexander Herlihy, Charles Noon, Chris Muns,  Mandy Sliver, Nancy Belanger, Peter Francese, ValesEnd, LLC, Paula Tsetsilas, Laura Barker, Paula Bellemore.

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Since 1990 NH has accelerated from 28th oldest state (by median age) to 2nd oldest. We must act now to rebalance the human ecology of NH. 


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The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond.

Communities and Consequences II (Preview)

Communities and Consequences II (Preview)

The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide.