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“Vitamins & Supplements” subject of January Seniors Count-Nashua workshop

NASHUA – If you take vitamins and supplements as a way to improve your health, there are things you need to understand to make sure you’re receiving the greatest benefit from your efforts. The January Seniors Count-Nashua workshop will offer simple facts to consider as you work with your doctor and pharmacist to determine what supplements may be the most effective – and safest – for you.

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street. A local Walgreen’s pharmacist will do the presentation.

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.

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 January 13.

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. All programs have been 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.

"The Healthcare Law: What It Means for People with Medicare" workshop scheduled

If you have Medicare, and you’re wondering what the health law means for you, your health and your wallet then join Nashua Seniors Count and AARP New Hampshire for a fun and informative presentation on Tuesday, November 12 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street.

You will learn more about the ways that the law strengthens Medicare, the additional benefits provided and the changes to the prescription drug “Doughnut Hole.” Come with your questions and join in the conversation.

Workshop presenter is Sarah Kelsea, Associate State Director for Outreach with AARP New Hampshire.

The free workshop is an outreach program of the Seniors Count-Nashua community initiative. Pre-registration is suggested. Call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count facilitator at 603-889-3440 x 132 if you plan to attend.

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

Workshop participants are invited to come early and 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 the second Monday of each month at the Senior Activity Center. The November workshop moves one day forward because of the Veterans Day holiday.

The workshops are designed to provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Additional partners include 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.

New phone number in effect for Manchester area CSFP and WIC programs

Clients participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food and WIC Programs have a new number to call to schedule appointments and get program information. Effective September 3, residents from the Greater Manchester area seeking services from the programs, should call 1-800-256-9880 to reach the SNHS' sponsored nutrition programs.

Program participants from Rockingham County will use the same 1-800-256-9880 number to request nutrition program services. The phone number change does not affect those participating in the program from the Greater Nashua area.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides healthy foods for children up to their sixth birthday, new mothers up to one year after the baby is born (may not be enrolled in WIC), and seniors 60 years and older.

The WIC program serves pregnant women during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth of an infant; postpartum woman up to six months after the birth of the infant; and breastfeeding women up to the infant's first birthday. Infants qualify up to their first birthday and children are eligible up to their fifth birthday.

Learn more about the Women, Infants & Children's Program Learn more about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Seniors Count-Nashua offers ways for seniors to prepare for emergencies at September workshop

NASHUA – Emergency preparedness is a responsibility of all, and preparing now prevents panic later.

The September Seniors Count-Nashua workshop will discuss the three main components of preparedness, including making an individual emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and staying informed during a disaster.

Justin Kates, emergency management director for the City of Nashua is workshop presenter. He will also discuss new emergency preparedness initiatives in the City, including the new Community Emergency Response Team free training and the CodeRED emergency notification system.

The free program will be held on Monday, September 9 beginning at 1:00pm.

The Nashua Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. The workshop begins at 1:00pm and is open to the public. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

The workshop is one of a series of programs designed to provide area residents with information on resources available to them as they age.

Workshop participants are invited to come early and enjoy lunch offered by St. Joseph Community Services (Meals on Wheels) 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.

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.

Seniors Count-Nashua offers “Exercising Your Brain” workshop

NASHUA – Learn why it is important to exercise your brain as you age, and ways to do just that at the August Seniors Count-Nashua workshop, scheduled for Monday, August 12 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

James Sullivan from Crestwood and the Elms Center in Milford is workshop presenter. He will give your brain a workout with some easy – and tough – questions. This interactive presentation will offer different ways to exercise your brain and attendees are urged to come with their thinking caps on!

The Nashua Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. The workshop begins at 1:00pm and is open to the public. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

The workshop is one of a series of free programs designed to provide area residents with information on resources available to them as they age.

Workshop participants are invited to come early and 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.

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.

 

Download a copy of the "Brain Games for Seniors" flyer.

Seniors Count-Nashua workshop offers “Hot Weather Safety Tips for Seniors”

NASHUA – Older adults face risks related to hot weather. As people age, their bodies lose some ability to adapt to heat. Medical conditions and medications can compound this issue. There are simple steps that seniors can take to combat a hot weather crisis.

Learn simple steps that seniors can take to combat a hot weather crisis at the July Seniors Count-Nashua workshop, scheduled for Monday, July 8 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Julie Stone, Director of Business Development and Strategy for Home Health & Hospice Care, will present the workshop.

The Nashua Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. The workshop begins at 1:00pm and is open to the public. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

The workshop is one of a series of free programs designed to provide area residents with information on resources available to them as they age.

Workshop participants are invited to come early and 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.

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.

Download a copy of the flyer with complete workshop details.

Councilor Ray Burton Commons opens in North Woodstock

By SARA YOUNG-KNOX Special to the Union Leader

NORTH WOODSTOCK – Residents of the Councilor Ray Burton Commons at 10 Washington Drive in North Woodstock had visitors on Tuesday when the new two-story structure off Alpine Village Road was officially dedicated to the man whose name is on the building’s sign.

Executive Councilor Ray Burton (center) is joined by other dignitaries and friends as the ribbon is cut to officially open the elderly housing development that bares his name. SNHS photo.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 202 supportive housing for the elderly, built and managed by Southern New Hampshire Services, has a community room, small kitchen, library, laundry room, and an elevator. All 16 units are 550 square feet, with one bedroom each, and can accommodate couples. Residents moved in starting last year.

Front and center at the open house/dedication was District 1 Executive Councilor Ray Burton who wondered if there would be space for him when he’s ready to move.

The housing is designed to allow low-income elderly to live independently. “It’s beautiful, it’s convenient, the amenities are so close,” District 1 Sen. Jeff Woodburn said while viewing the one vacant apartment, which will soon get an occupant.

The location of the building is also convenient – Woodburn joked that that residents could expect parades just outside their front door with Burton – which, as someone pointed out, wasn’t far off the mark. The Woodstock 4th of July parade begins on Alpine Road, and Burton is a regular participant.

Residents do not have to go outside to get their mail. There are mailboxes in the front hallway.

Commons’ resident Ted Bartlett, who assisted at the ribbon cutting, moved in at the beginning of December and likes the place. At 91 – he’ll be 92 next month – he cooks his own meals, as do the other residents, and keeps active. Depending on the weather, Bartlett rides his bike six to 10 miles a day.

 

Reprinted with permission from The Union Leader, Thursday, June 6, 2012 - www.unionleader.com

 

“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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