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‘Exploring your options in Assisted Living subject of February Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – Assisted Living is one of the many options available as individuals explore living options as they grow older. This February, Seniors Count-Nashua will present a special workshop for those looking for more information on this housing choice for a loved one or themselves.

Attendees will gain valuable information on the various types of assisted living programs available in New Hampshire. The discussion will include the pros and cons of the various types of programs, rate structures and the long-term implications of each.

The workshop will be presented as an open forum and questions are strongly encouraged.

The goal is to help participants understand their options and the factors that should be considered when making the decision on what option is best for themselves or their loved one.

Workshop presenter is Dawn Dumont, a Nationally Certified Senior Advisor, Assisted Living Placement Counselor and founder of “Opening New Doors,” a New Hampshire-based assisted living placement agency.

The free workshop is scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013. It begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.

Advance registration for the workshop is strongly advised. Space is limited. 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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