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17.11.2016 News Comments Off

“Sleeping well as you age” subject of the December Senior Education Workshop

We all look forward to a good night’s sleep as it gives our body the chance to restore its energy levels. Adequate sleep is essential to good health and quality of life. That said, why do so many seniors have a hard time getting to sleep…and staying asleep? What affects getting a good night’s sleep and how can a chronic lack of sleep affect your mental and physical health?

Issues related to sleep and aging are the subject for the December 12, 2016 Senior Education Workshop offered by Southern New Hampshire Services at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

The free workshop will be presented by Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, MD, Vice President of Development and External Affairs for Southern New Hampshire Health.

Topics covered in the workshop will include normal sleep patterns, body clocks and changes that occur with aging; the effects of diet, exercise and schedules on the quality sleep; sleep disorders that may interfere with the quality of sleep, such as sleep apnea, restless legs and narcolepsy; causes of insomnia; how acute chronic sleep deprivation can affect your health; and tips for getting the most out of your night’s sleep.

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. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 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 at 11:45am.

Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center from 2003 – 2015, Medical Director of Foundation Medical Partners from 1996 – 2003, and Chief of Staff from 2001 – 2002. A graduate of Brown University and Yale University School of Medicine, she completed training in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She is board certified in four areas of medicine internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum also holds a master’s degree in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University.

The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly by Southern New Hampshire Services. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.

18.10.2016 News Comments Off

“Healthy Mouth / Healthy Body” subject of the November Senior Education Workshop

NASHUA – How well you care for your teeth and gums has a powerful effect on your overall health. Neglecting your oral health can open the door to all sorts of health problems, including diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults.

The healthy mouth/healthy body connection is the subject of the next Senior Education Workshop, scheduled for Monday, November 14 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Anthony M. Storace, DMD will present information on the important role good dental health plays in the overall health of an individual…and things you can do to maintain your overall health by taking care of your teeth and gums.

A graduate of Tufts University, Dr. Storace has been in practice over 35 years in Nashua. He is past president of the New Hampshire Dental Society and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New England Association of Cosmetic Dentists.

The free workshop begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.

Advance registration for the workshop is strongly advised. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 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 at 11:45am.

The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly by Southern New Hampshire Services. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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

14.09.2016 News Comments Off

“What do you know about the medications you’re taking?” Senior Education Workshop

NASHUA –Can you name all of your medications and why they were prescribed? Do you know how the medications help you…and what their possible side effects are? Do you take over-the-counter medications? Do you know how they interact with your prescriptions?

Proper management of medications is critical. Improper management can lead to the emergency room, hospital or even a nursing home.

How to properly manage the multiple medications you take is the subject of the July Senior Education Workshop, scheduled for October 17, 2016 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Workshop presenter is Shirley Kalgeroupolis, PharmMD from Walgreens. The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

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. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 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 at 11:45am.

The monthly workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.

01.09.2016 News Comments Off

Fuel Assistance Program accepting applications for 2016-207 season

The Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) has begun taking applications for the winter season that runs from December 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.

An in-person interview is required of all applicants. All qualified households can now call to make an appointment to come to their local Southern New Hampshire Services office to apply.

Information on program qualifications and documentation needed to complete the application process will be provided when the appointment is scheduled.

Hillsborough County offices are open Monday through Friday in Manchester, Nashua and Peterborough. Offices in Milford and Hillsborough are open on scheduled days.

Rockingham County offices are located in Derry, Portsmouth, Raymond, Salem and Seabrook and are open Monday through Friday.

The program is expected to open on December 1, but the actual date is based on when federal funds are released.  Applications for assistance will continue to be taken for anyone who wishes to apply for the program through its end in April, 2017.

Fuel assistance benefits are a grant and do not need to be repaid. The benefits are not meant to pay for the entire winter heating bill but rather are there to help the client get through the winter. Benefits range from $75 to $1125 per season.

The benefit amount is based on household income and annual heating costs.

Clients whose heat is included in the rent may have their benefit sent to the landlord as a rental payment on the client’s behalf if their rent is not subsidized.

The Fuel Assistance Program in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties is managed by Southern New Hampshire Services. Additional information, including household income requirements, can be found on the by following this LINK.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE.

16.08.2016 News Comments Off

“Don’t Let Common Disaster Myths Catch You Unprepared” senior workshop

NASHUA – What are the facts…and what are the myths that surround how to be safe in an emergency? Should you stand in a doorway during an earthquake?  Should you tape your windows before a hurricane?  Should you open all of the windows in your home during a tornado?

Would you be surprised that the answer to each of these questions is “NO”? Do you want to learn more about the myths that have been perpetuated by movies and television shows over the past few decades?

Using popular disaster myths, the September Senior Education Workshop will provide participants with instructions on the correct safe protective actions they should take based on science and research on real disasters.

Justin Kates, emergency management director for the city of Nashua is scheduled to present the free workshop.

The free workshop is held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center and begins at 1:00pm.  The Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.

The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 to register.

Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) at the 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 monthly workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.

25.07.2016 News Comments Off

“Don’t Be the Next Victim: Ways to Protect Your Nest Egg” Senior Education Workshop

NASHUA – As the top targets for con artists, older investors need tools and information to protect themselves and from threats against their hard-earned retirement savings.

This information will be provided at the “Don’t Be the Next Victim: Ways to Protect Your Nest Egg” Senior Education Workshop scheduled for Monday, August 8 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Officials from the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation will provide attendees with the top ten self-defense tips specifically developed to help individuals and their families protect their retirement nest egg.

Workshop topics include services provided by the NH Securities Bureau, recent psychological studies on the tendencies of older investors; questions to ask and how to select/evaluation salespeople and the red flags that scam artists use to lure you into trouble.

As officials from the NH Bureau of Securities Regulation, the opinions and information they offer are unbiased. The presentation will include extensive free investor educational materials and time for questions.

The workshop begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.

The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 to register.

Workshop participants can come early to enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) at the 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 monthly workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.

Download a flyer with complete workshop details!

 

08.07.2016 News Comments Off

Priority clients can pre-apply for Fuel Assistance benefits

Southern New Hampshire Services’ Fuel Assistance program began accepting Fuel Assistance applications from priority households on July 1. These households include the elderly, disabled and those families with young children under age 6.
Households that applied for assistance last year will receive information about the pre-application process by mail. Qualified applicants are encouraged to call now to set up an appointment.
Eligibility for NH Fuel Assistance is based on four requirements: the household’s primary residence is in NH; the size of the household; the household income level; and responsibility for energy costs of $100 or more, directly or through rent.
The program runs from December 1 to April 30.
All households must re-apply each year. All other households whose members are not in the priority group can pre-apply after September 1.
Complete information about the program can be found on-line at http://www.snhs.org/programs/energy-programs/fuel-assistance-faq/#

27.06.2016 News Comments Off

“What do you know about the medications you’re taking?” workshop scheduled

NASHUA –Can you name all of your medications and why they were prescribed? Do you know how the medications help you…and what their possible side effects are? Do you take over-the-counter medications? Do you know how they interact with your prescriptions? Proper management of medications is critical.

Improper management can lead to the emergency room,  hospital or even a nursing home.

How to properly manage the multiple medications you take is the subject of the July Senior Education Workshop, scheduled for July 11 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Workshop presenter is Shirley Kalgeroupolis, PharmMD from Walgreens. The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

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. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

The workshop scheduled on sleep originally scheduled for July 11 will be rescheduled later in the year.

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 monthly workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.

13.06.2016 News Comments Off

Summer Food Program announces 2016 locations and hours

Youth age 18 and under will enjoy free meals again this summer through the Summer Food Service Program coordinated by Southern New Hampshire Services.

Sites located in five cities or towns in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties will provide free meals to local youth. All meals are prepared following USDA guidelines.

Breakfast, lunch and/or supper meals are available at the designated locations.

Any child under age 18 may come to eat. There is no registration and identification is not required.

The meals are provided at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals must be consumed on site.

Southern New Hampshire Services has been sponsoring the Summer Food Services Program for 14 years. SFSP helps to ensure that at-risk youth eat at least one nutritious meal each day when school lunch programs close for the summer. The program is vital to supporting mental and physical development so that children do not lose ground while out of school.

SFSP also employs local college age youth – many whom were SFSP participants in the past.  The work experience teaches them valuable transferable employment skills and provides them with the opportunity to give back and stay connected to their community.

For more information contact: Henry Harris, Community Outreach Director, at (603) 669-8010 ext. 6048 or email hharris@snhs.org.

2016 Summer Food Service Program Information

(Meals will not be served on Monday, July 4)

Manchester

Free meals served Monday through Friday from Friday, June 10 until Friday, September 2.

Breakfast Sites

  • Elmwood Gardens Apartments. 9:00-10:00am (83 Trahan St.)

Lunch Sites

  • Sweeney Park. 11:15-11:45am (132 Walker St.)
  • Elmwood Gardens Apartments. 12:00-1:00pm (83 Trahan St.)
  • Center Park/Beech Hill Apartments. 12:30-1:00pm (22 Beech Hill St.)
  • Hunt Memorial Pool. 12:15-2:15pm (279 Maple St.)
  • Rock Rimmon/DuPont Pool. 12:45-1:45pm (207 Mason St.)
  • Harriman Park. 11:30am-12:00pm (Lake Ave.)
  • Manchester Garden Apartments. 12:15-1:00pm (114 Garden Dr.)

Supper Sites

  • Maple Street Apartments. 4:15-4:45pm (183-199 Maple St.)
  • Adventure Park. 4:30-5:15pm (324-300 Union St.)
  • Kelly Falls Apartments. 5:15-5:45pm (463 Kimball St.)
  • Beech Hill Apartments. 5:30-6:00pm (120 Beech Hill Ave.)
  • Beech Street School Park. 6:00-6:30pm (333 Beech St.)

Nashua

Free meals served Monday through Friday from Wednesday, June 22 until Monday, August 29.

Lunch Sites

  • Centennial Pool. 11:45am-12:45pm (22 Sargents Ave.)
  • Bronstein Apartments. 12:00-12:30pm (41 Central St.)
  • Lyons Field. 12:00-1:00pm (50 Allds St.)

Derry

Free meals served Monday through Friday starting Monday, June 13 through Tuesday, August 30.

Lunch Sites

  • Pinkerton Academy. (Aug 10-26). 11:30am-12:30pm (1 Pinkerton Ave.)
  • Fairways Apartments. (RESIDENTS ONLY). 12:00-12:30pm (1 Forest Ridge Rd.)
  • Franklin Village Apartments. 12:45-1:15pm (4 Laraway Ct.)

Portsmouth

Free meals served Monday through Friday from Tuesday, June 21 until Friday, August 26.

Lunch Site

  • Green Leaf Recreation Center. 12:00-12:30pm (195 Greenleaf Ave.)

Seabrook

Free meals served Monday through Friday from Monday, June 27 until Wednesday, August 17.

Seabrook Parks & Recreation. (311 Lafayette Rd.)

  • Breakfast: 8:30-9:30am
  • Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm
08.06.2016 News Comments Off

Community Assessment now available

Southern New Hampshire Services has completed a Community Assessment encompassing towns in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.  The data collection process included electronic surveys of community partners, focus groups with local providers and stakeholders, and surveys of SNHS program participants.  The document is published here in hopes that the information contained in it will inform decisions made with regard to the identified needs of low-income individuals, and spark discussion among community partners leading to action in addressing them. DOWNLOAD ASSESSMENT.