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“How to properly maintain your car as you age” subject of the March Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – For many seniors, an automobile is their key to independence. Just as individuals plan for their retirement, they should also plan for changes in their driving habits, as they grow older.

Having a properly maintained automobile is important, and becomes even more critical as we adjust our driving patterns to match a new lifestyle that could involve driving fewer miles, making shorter trips and not using the car as often.

How to properly maintain your car is the subject of the March Seniors Count-Nashua workshop. Bill Gurney, owner and founder of Gurney’s Automotive with locations in Nashua and Milford is workshop presenter.

Additional topics covered include things to consider when purchasing a new car and an explanation of what the lights on your car’s dashboard are telling you.

The free workshop is scheduled for Monday, March 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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