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“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.

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