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‘Getting Back into Exercise" Seniors Count workshop offers tips on how to increase your activity level

NASHUA – We all know that exercise is a key to our overall good health, but what do you do when you can't remember the last time you were active? How do you become more active when you're worried that you're so out of shape it might do more harm than good?

Join other seniors on Monday, March 9, 2015 as Patricia E Wolber, PT, M.Ed. from the Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise(CPTE) shares information on how to take that first step towards a lifestyle that includes regular physical activity.

Topics  to be covered include what you need to do before starting an exercise program; the important components of an exercise program or activity that help improve your overall flexibility, balance, strength and endurance; how to choose a program that fits your needs; low/no cost ways to become more active and how to change your activity program based on the season.

The free workshop begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. in Nashua.

Advance registration for the workshop is requested. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

Please note that in case of wintery weather, the Senior Activity Center follows the Nashua schools closing schedule. The workshop will be rescheduled if schools are closed or there is a delayed opening on March 9.

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 by Seniors Count-Nashua. The workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age.

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

Past workshops have included topics on gizmos and gadgets to stay safe in your home, clutter control and hoarding, and understanding what a loved one with dementia is experiencing. All programs have been filmed by and broadcast on Nashua’ Education Channel 99. Programs can also be viewed on-line at http://nashua.ezstream.com.

The ServiceLink Resource Center, 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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