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‘Websites for Seniors’ subject of January Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – The Internet is a valuable resource for all ages, including seniors in search of information to help them live a more informed and fulfilling life as they age. The challenge is where to look for reliable, up-to-date information on the World Wide Web.

Sophie Smith, reference librarian for the Nashua Public Library, will offer insight into the wide variety of information available on the web at the January Seniors Count-Nashua workshop. Participants will see where to access their Social Security account, find tax forms, and get health information. If time permits, locations for sites that help plan a trip, share photos with families and friends and find articles from newspapers and magazines will also be covered.

The workshop will be presented classroom style as a Power Point presentation; participants will not have access to individual computers.

The free workshop is scheduled for Monday, January 14. It begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., 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 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 from 11:45am to 12:45pm.

The workshop is one of a series of free programs offered monthly 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, clutter control, the importance of nutrition as you age, and understanding what a loved one with dementia is experiencing. Programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel 99 and are broadcast Mondays at 1:00pm. They 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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