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“When to call 9-1-1” topic of September Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – Is it a heart attack? Is it a stroke? Sometimes medical emergencies happen quickly and it’s difficult to be sure if it’s time to call 9-1-1. Making the right decision is critical.

Knowing when to call 9-1-1 is the subject of the September Seniors Count Workshop.  In addition to learning when it’s the right time to call for help, additional topics to be covered include medications and allergies, caring for family members and living wills, DNR’s (Do not resuscitate) and advance directives.

The free workshop will be held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St. on Monday, September 8. It begins at 1:00pm.

Workshop presenter is Eric Kessler, clinical specialist for American Medical Response (AMR Ambulance).

Advance registration for the workshop is strongly suggested. 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 at the Senior Activity Center. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Programs are filmed by Nashua’s Education Channel 99 and can be viewed on the station or on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.

Additional support for the workshops is provided by 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.

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