‘When to call 911,’ a topic of Nashua Seniors Count workshop

August 17. 2014 6:40PM

Therese St. Cyr Williams Scholes of Manchester, who is holding her great-great-granddaughter, Kennedy Nichols, gathers with five generations of her family. Standing from left are her grandson, John Williams Jr. of Weare; her son, John Williams of Manchester; and her great-granddaughter and the baby’s mother, Aayliah Williams of Weare. (COURTESY)

NASHUA — Is it a heart attack? Is it a stroke? Sometimes medical emergencies happen quickly, and it’s difficult to be sure if it’s time to call 911. Making the right decision is critical, says Seniors Count-Nashua.

“Knowing When to Call 911” is the subject of the next Seniors Count workshop, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St.

Additional topics that will be covered include medications and allergies, caring for family members, living wills, DNRs (do not resuscitate) and advance directives.

The free workshop will be presented by Eric Kessler, clinical specialist for American Medical Response (AMR Ambulance).

Advance registration is strongly suggested. For information, call Beth Todgham, Seniors Count-Nashua facilitator, at 889-3440 ext. 132. Seniors Count-Nashua is a program of Southern New Hampshire Services.

Workshop participants may arrive early for lunch served by St. Joseph Community Services in the center’s cafeteria from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A $2 donation is requested for diners 60 and older; the price is slightly higher for those younger than 60.

Preregistration for lunch is required; call Steve, SJCS site manager, at 882-2106.The monthly Seniors Count workshops are filmed by Nashua’s Education Channel 99 and can be viewed on the station or at nashua.ezstream.com.

Plymouth center the starting line for Miles for Smiles run/walk

PLYMOUTH— Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St., is the starting line for the Lakes Region Community Services’ fourth annual Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk, which is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Proceeds will help to fund dental care for adults with developmental disabilities. Except for extractions, dental services for adults are not covered by Medicaid.

Several raffle prizes, including gift certificates to many local restaurants and retail businesses, will be raffled off after the race is completed.

The entry fee is $20 for anyone who registers by Sept. 8; $25 on race day. The first 50 registrants will receive a race T-shirt. The route weaves through the downtown Plymouth area and is substantially flat. The link to register can be found at www.lrcs.org. For more information, go to the website or call Erin Pettengill at LRCS 966-3981.

For more about LRCS, a nonprofit family support agency with a primary focus of providing support to those with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders and their families, call Joanne Piper Lang at 524-8811.

Cashin Senior Activity Center has several day trips on its agenda

MANCHESTER — The William Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., has several day trips coming up. To check on availability, call the center at 624-6533 or stop by. The center serves Manchester residents 60 and older.

• Sept. 9: Cape Cod Canal centennial. Includes a two-hour cruise down the canal and a birthday luncheon at Salerno’s afterward. $89 fee includes transportation, lunch and the cruise.

• Oct. 7: Cranberry harvest in Plymouth, Mass. A guide will share the intricate process that gets cranberries from field to table. The group will travel to the edge of the cranberry bogs. $79 fee includes transportation, lunch at Isaac’s and the tour. The center says this tour sold out early last year.

• Oct. 11: Fall foliage on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Will depart Meredith and travel to Plymouth, with station stops along the way. $99 fee includes a hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth and the four-hour rail ride.

• Oct. 21: Fabulous ’50s lunch at Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy. Former Platters singer Tony Funches will perform. $79 fee includes the show, lunch and transportation.

• Oct. 22: “My Sinatra” concert with Cary Hoffman at Foxwoods Resort Casino. $79 fee includes the 2 p.m. performance, a lunch buffet, $10 slot play and transportation.

• Nov. 19: “The Temptation’s Revue” at Foxwoods. Performance will include Christmas classics and the group’s Motown hits. $69 fee includes the 2 p.m. performance, a lunch buffet, $10 slot play and transportation.

• Dec. 11: The Texas Tenors will sing a mix of classical and country sounds in “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” at Foxwoods. $89 fee includes the 2 p.m. performance and the current Foxwoods bonus package.

• Dec. 13: New York City. A day on your own in the city. The fee is $75.

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