NASHUA – While all of us want to age successfully, it is important to understand that the lifestyle choices we make – more than heredity – determine our health and vitality. Today, 65% of Americans are overweight or obese, 64 million have cardiovascular disease;
50 million have hypertension; 11 million have Type II diabetes and 37 million have high cholesterol.
You do not have to be one of these statistics; you can learn how improve your health and quality of your life at the June Senior Education Workshop, scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.
The workshop will provide the basic nutritional interventions to make better choices to decelerate the aging process and offer information how to change eating behaviors to improve the possibility of living a long and healthy lifespan.
The workshop begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.
Advance registration for the workshop is strongly advised. Call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator at (603) 889-3440 x 132 to register.
The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.
Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) in the cafeteria at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested for diners age 60 and over; the price is slightly higher for those under 60. Pre-registration for lunch is required. Call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106 to reserve your lunch. Lunch is served at 11:45am.
The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age.
Past workshops have included topics on personal safety, clutter control, and understanding what a loved one with dementia is experiencing. Nashua’s Education Channel has filmed programs for broadcast on Comcast Channel 99 They can be viewed on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.
ServiceLink Resource Center, the Nashua Public Library, and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services-Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services provide additional support for the workshops.