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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.

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