“What do you know about the medications you're taking?” workshop scheduled
NASHUA –Can you name all of your medications and why they were prescribed? Do you know how the medications help you...and what their possible side effects are? Do you take over-the-counter medications? Do you know how they interact with your prescriptions? Proper management of medications is critical.
Improper management can lead to the emergency room, hospital or even a nursing home.
How to properly manage the multiple medications you take is the subject of the July Senior Education Workshop, scheduled for July 11 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.
Workshop presenter is Shirley Kalgeroupolis, PharmMD from Walgreens. The Senior Education Workshops are a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.
The workshop begins at 1:00pm. The Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St., Nashua.
Advance registration for the workshop is strongly advised. Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua community coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.
The workshop scheduled on sleep originally scheduled for July 11 will be rescheduled later in the year.
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 monthly workshops provide area residents with information on resources available in the community as they age. Past programs have been filmed by Nashua’ Education Channel and broadcast locally 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.