NH Senior Notes: Nashua workshop: ‘Work for Yourself @ 50+’

September 10. 2017 11:34PM

NASHUA — People 50 or older who have dreamed of being their own boss might be interested in a workshop — “Work for Yourself @ 50+” — scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Activity Room at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St.

The free class will explore what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today’s economy. Participants will look at their options, find their focus, make a plan, identify obstacles and learn to connect with resources in the community.

The class is sponsored by AARP, the Center for Women in Enterprise, the Hartford, and the library. To register, call AARP at (888) 339-5617. For directions and parking information, go to www.nashualibrary.org/visit/directions.

Cashin center to host memory box workshop

MANCHESTER — The Arbors of Bedford will bring a workshop on memory boxes to the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Seniors will craft memory boxes while socializing and then take home their keepsake. To sign up, visit the center’s front desk or call 624-6533.

“Fall Risk: How to Help Yourself,” a program planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, will cover practical tips to prevent falls, including how to avoid the most common risks, seasonal obstacles and how to prepare and respond in case of a fall. The session is sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire. To attend, stop by the center’s front desk or call 624-6533.

Qi Gong, a new health and wellness program, will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 20. The cost is $5 per class. This hourlong class will include 45 minutes of gentle movements followed by a simple meditation and reflection. No prior Qi Gong knowledge is required, and movements are adaptable to any level of physical activity.

The center will host MCPHS University in a Wellness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Sept. 21, welcoming back occupational therapy students for the school year. Also taking part will be students in the physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy and optometry programs. A light lunch, dessert and refreshments will be served. Raffles and door prizes also are planned.

AARP offering iPad workshop in Concord

CONCORD — AARP New Hampshire is offering four free AARP TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops Friday, Sept. 22, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, for those who want to get the most out of their iPads.

• Intro to iPad, a beginner workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For those new to mobile technology or in need of a refresher, this is a good starting point for discovering the iPad’s capabilities. The workshop will teach the technique and language of texting; how to take photos and videos and snap a selfie; and what are apps and how to download them.

• Beyond the Basics, an intermediate workshop, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This will show how to master your iPad. It will cover Siri, iCloud photo albums, navigation apps, voice dictation and managing messages.

• Online Safety – iPad, a beginner workshop, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This will give people skills to identify and avoid the most common online scams. The class also will address password strategies and how to safeguard personal information.

• Sharing Safely on Facebook – iPad, an intermediate workshop, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This session will teach how to make status updates, say hello and share a picture or video; how to update sharing settings so you know who can see your information; and the latest changes to Facebook’s privacy policy. Participants should bring their Facebook login and password.

Registration is required; call (866) 591-8105 or go to aarp.cvent.com/tekgtma. It’s not necessary to be an AARP member to participate.

Littleton center program on preventing bank fraud

LITTLETON — The Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, will host a presentation by Passumpsic Savings Bank about the newest types of bank fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The United Way Day Of Caring kick-off breakfast will be held at the center from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. For more information, call the center at 444-6050.

Tickets will go on sale the week of Sept. 18 for the center’s annual penny sale fundraiser. The drawings will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. It’s not necessary to be present to win.

The ninth annual Littleton Library book sale, along with the penny sale, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the center.

The center and Jax Jr. Cinemas are sponsoring a community event on Wednesday, Sept. 20, for people 50 and older — a special senior matinee at the Main Street movie theater at 10 a.m., followed by a pizza buffet at the center. The movie and pizza are free, but donations would be appreciated.

Seniors can sign up now for Senior Day on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine. This day is sponsored by the Littleton Lions Club. The fair admission and the bus ride are free, though tips for the bus driver are encouraged. For more information, call the center at 444-6050.

Family caregivers invited to Nashua CAREversations

NASHUA — AARP New Hampshire is offering two sessions of CAREversations — conversations about family caregiving — on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Somerset Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway.

AARP says the CAREversations are a fun event for family caregivers. At the roundtable discussion, caregivers will discover five key steps to help them in their caregiving journey, exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers and explore local caregiving resources.

One session is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. and the other from 7 to 9 p.m. The sessions are free. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, go to aarp.cvent.com/caregtma or call (800) 278 1045.

To locate respite services, AARP also suggests visiting the National Respite Locator at archrespite.org.

Send submissions for Seniors News to family@unionleader.com or to Union Leader, P.O. Box 9555, Manchester, NH 03108-9555. Attn: Barbara Anderson.

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