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‘Self-Advocacy for Better Health’ subject of August 10 Seniors Count workshop

NASHUA – How can you best communicate with a healthcare professional? How do you understand medical insurance and the bills you receive for health care services? What can you do to stay healthy?

These – and other questions – regarding how to get the most out of the healthcare system, will be answered through a “My Health. My Care” video series developed by the City of Nashua Division of Public Health, City of Nashua and the Community Health Improvement Plan Access to Health Care Work Group.

The videos will be presented on Monday, August 10 beginning at 1:00pm. The “Self-Advocacy for Better Health” workshop will also feature time for comments and questions.

Subjects covered through the video series include: “Learning the Basics”; “Understanding Insurance, Appointments and Billing”; “Communicating with Healthcare Professionals”; and “Staying Healthy”.

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

The free workshop is held at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple Street, Nashua.

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

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 part of a series of free programs offered 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. 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.

Funding for the “My Health. My Care” video series was provided by the National Library of Medicine, Nashua Institutes of Health. Additional support for the project was provided by United Way of Greater Nashua and the Greater Nashua Public Health Advisory Council.

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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