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Child Care Aware of New Hampshire selected as Granite State Vroom site

NASHUA, NH – Child Care Aware of New Hampshire, a Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Southern New Hampshire Services, has been selected as one of ten sites to join a national network of communities, states and organizations to activate Vroom, an initiative designed to help parents promote brain development in children birth to five years of age.

The announcement was made by Child Care Aware® of America. Vroom is an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation.

Participating sites – part of Child Care Aware® of America’s nationwide Child Care Resource and Referral network – will use Vroom to bolster their work with families in innovative ways, reaching parents with brain building messages and nurturing parent-child interaction with new tools.

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire will embed Vroom into existing services that include free child care referrals and consumer education on what to consider when selecting a child care program. Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also provides professional development training and technical assistance services to child care providers throughout the state. The program actively participates in various regional and statewide early childhood initiatives.

"It is essential that we provide families and providers with tools and resources that they can use to support children’s development,” said Tracy Pond, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire program manager. “Research has shown that the brain develops most rapidly during the first five years of life. As the most trusted child care resource in New Hampshire, we are thrilled to be able to provide families, child care providers and our community partners with additional information on how they can support children and their development through the use of Vroom. It’s a natural fit to our program."

Vroom provides interactive tools and resources that highlight the science behind early brain development, showing parents how they can turn activities like bath time and meal time into opportunities that build their children’s brains. This partnership is particularly exciting in its ability to facilitate a far-reaching culture shift—one that begins with parents understanding early brain development and extends into how families, providers, businesses, and communities all work to support brain development during the first five years of life. To learn more, visit joinvroom.org.

Other sites adopting Vroom are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida New York and Ohio.

For more information, contact Tracy Pond, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire program manager at (603) 578-1386, ext. 30 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Talking to your Health Professional about Pain Management”

NASHUA – Managing pain – both chronic and the occasional occurrence – is a fact of life for many of us as we age. The upside is that by working closely with our doctors and pharmacists, we are given the tools to help manage that pain. The downside is the very real fact that the pain medication that helps us lead active lives can also contribute to the current opioid epidemic.

 

Knowing how to talk to your doctor about pain management – what questions to ask and what options exist –is the subject of the March 14 Senior Education Workshop offered by Southern New Hampshire Services at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

The critical role that seniors play in reducing the availability of unused pain medications will also be covered at the workshop.

SNHS has partnered with the Nashua Prevention Coalition to present the workshop. Dr. Terry Tranchemontagne, DO, of Amherst Family Practice will share her professional experience when prescribing pain medication including opioids to her patients. Members of the NPC will provide information on the proper disposal of unused medications as well as current statistics on how the misuse of opioids affects the Nashua community. A pharmacist has been invited to join the panel to share their perspective.

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

Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua Community Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information and to register.

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 14.

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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

“Paper Management for Everyone” subject of February Senior Education Workshop

NASHUA – We deal with an overwhelming amount of incoming information, both paper and electronic. How to weed out what's not important and how (and for how long) to save that information can be an unending battle with each trip to the mailbox or check of your emails.

Solutions are at hand at the February Seniors Education Workshop. Scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2016, the workshop will focus on how to successfully organize the volumes of paperwork and information that consume our lives.

Those who attend the workshop will learn a variety of tools that match their organizational style and allow them to feel confident that their information is organized and accessible.

Carol Martin-Ward of Practical Organizing Solutions is the workshop presenter.

The free workshop begins at 1:00pm at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua.

Please call Beth Todgham, Nashua Community Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

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Please note that in case of wintery weather, the Senior Activity Center follows the Nashua schools closing schedule. The workshop will be cancelled if schools are closed or there is a delayed opening on January 11.

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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

“How to Beat the Winter Blues” subject of January Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – Studies link Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to living farther away from the equator. Many northerners feel drained, irritable and depressed in the long winter months, especially during that time following the holiday rush. Although SAD is common, it can be prevented and treated.

The January Seniors Count workshop will focus on recognizing the signs of and risk factors for SAD, what to do if you suspect that you or someone you know has SAD, and preventing and treating SAD.

The free workshop will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm.

Presenting the workshop will be Bernie Cameron, Coordinator of Older Adult Programs, NAMI New Hampshire.

The Nashua Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. Please call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator for Southern New Hampshire Services at (603) 889-3440 x 132 for more information.

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Please note that in case of wintery weather, the Senior Activity Center follows the Nashua schools closing schedule. The workshop will be cancelled if schools are closed or there is a delayed opening on January 11.

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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

“Tips to Finding Unclaimed Property” subject of December Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – It is estimated that one in every ten citizens has presently unclaimed property owed to them. This property can be from savings or checking accounts, stocks, un-cashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, trust distributions, life insurance policies, utility security deposits and other assets held by a third party owing to another individual or business.

Seniors interested in learning more about the unclaimed property program provided by the State of New Hampshire Treasury and the work done by the state’s Abandoned Property Division to get these funds back to the rightful owners are invited to attend the December Seniors Count workshop at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

The free workshop will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

Presenting the workshop will be Thomas P. McAnespie, Abandoned Property Director for the State of New Hampshire Treasury. He will be joined by a member of the Division’s Claims Representatives who will help those attending the workshop search for unclaimed property.

The presentation will also contain information on best practices for keeping funds active and not subject to unclaimed property transfer.

The Nashua Senior Activity Center is located at 70 Temple St. 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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

“Connecting Veterans to Resources & Support” subject of November Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – Focus of the November Seniors Count workshop will be on how to connect to services provided to Veterans, including the new “Ask the Question” and “Veterans Independence Program” offered through the ServiceLink Resource Center.

The free workshop will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

Lisa McNamee and Gail Randlett from the ServiceLink-Hillsborough County 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 programs designed to provide area residents with information on resources available to them as they age.

The Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua is providing refreshments for the workshop as a way to thank Veterans for their service.

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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

“Hot Topics in Elder Law” subject of October Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – Legal issues can be complicated at any age, but growing older presents its own set of challenges. As we plan for our lives as retirees and beyond, knowing – and understanding – what needs to be done from a legal perspective is critical as we look towards the future.

The October Seniors Count-Nashua workshop will give area seniors the opportunity to get answers to questions they have about issues related to Elder Law.

The free workshop will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

David R. Craig, principal of David R. Craig & Associates, is workshop presenter. Craig has been formally board certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation since 2005 (recertified in 2010, 2015). Craig is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the NH Estate Planning Council, and a founding member and past President of the NH Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

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 at 11:45am.

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. 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.

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