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'Role Nutrition Plays in Healthy Aging' subject of Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – The benefits of healthy eating are numerous for older adults and include increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels. Eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook in life.

Area seniors can learn more about how their nutritional needs change as they age and tips on how to overcome obstacles that being older present to healthy eating at the upcoming Seniors Count-Nashua workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, October 9 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. The free workshop begins at 1:00pm.

Workshop presenter is Susan O’Keefe, RD, LD, Hannaford Dietician. O’Keefe will also present tips on healthy shopping and healthy snacks will be provided.

Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 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.

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