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“Debt Collection: What Seniors Should Know” subject of May Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

“Debt Collection: What Seniors Should Know” subject of May Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – Legal issues – with an emphasis on debt collection and how it relates to seniors – is the topic of the next Seniors Count-Nashua workshop, scheduled for Monday, May 13 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Topics covered will include the cycle of debt, how to prioritize debts, the debt collection industry, secured vs. unsecured debt, how to respond to harassment from debt collectors, collection lawsuits and exempt income. Information on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act will be provided.

The free workshop is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2013. It begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.

Candace Cappio-Gebhart, paralegal with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, is workshop presenter.

Advance registration for the workshop is strongly advised. Space is limited. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

Seniors Count-Nashua is a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

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 for broadcast 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 copy of the flyer with information about the Debt Collection workshop.

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