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"Caring for your pet as you age" topic of Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – As we get older, caring for a beloved pet can become more difficult as physical changes affect our ability to take our pet for a walk or lean over to clean a litter box.

The November Senior Count workshop, scheduled for Monday, November 10 will offer tips and strategies to make caregiving easier on you so you can enjoy the companionship of your furry best friend.

Presented by Christine Schlupf, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, the workshop will feature examples of products available that make tasks easier. The discussion will be an open dialogue to generate resources and ideas in order to make the physical aspect of caring for a pet easier so you can maintain and enjoy the companionship of your pet.

The free workshop will be held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St. at 1:00pm. Senior Center membership is not required to attend.

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 at 11:45am.

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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