‘What to ask your pharmacist’ Seniors Count workshop topic
NASHUA – Your pharmacist is an important part of your healthcare team. He or she can answer many of the questions you may have about the medications and supplements you take.
Knowing what questions to ask your pharmacist is critical to your continued good health. Area seniors interested in learning more about what questions to ask – and how to use the information gained – can learn more at the Seniors Count-Nashua workshop scheduled for Monday, May 14 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.
Kerri Vallante, Pharm D is the workshop presenter. She is the Pharmacy Manager at the Walgreens located on Main Street in Nashua. In addition to sharing information on what you can learn from your pharmacist, Vallente will also offer information about how to safely dispose of medications you are no longer taking.
Those attending the workshop are invited to bring a “brown bag” containing the current medications and supplements they are taking to receive more individualized information and answers to their questions.
The workshop will begin at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. in Nashua.
Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 629 for more information.
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 from 11:45am to 12:45pm.
The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly at the Senior Activity Center by Seniors Count-Nashua. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age.
Past workshops have included topics on senior fraud and identity theft, senior driving issues, gizmos and gadgets to stay safe in your home, clutter control and understanding what a loved one with dementia is experiencing. All programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel 99. Programs are broadcast Mondays at 1:00pm and can be viewed on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.
Southern New Hampshire Services, 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.