Coffee & Causes
United Way’s ”Coffee and Causes” gatherings are a great way for retirees and other interested adults to gain information about resources and volunteer opportunities available to them in the community. Each month United Way invites experts to talk about their topic. Local non-profit groups are invited to share information about their volunteer opportunities as well. Lively discussion is encouraged! Programs are normally held on the first Friday of the month. Locations rotate throughout the 11-town area served by United Way of Greater Nashua. Contact United Way at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603)882-4011 with questions about this series.
NH State Plan on Aging
September 8, 10:30am
Nashua Senior Activity Center
Representatives from the NH Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) will speak about the 2024 – 2027 New Hampshire State Plan on Aging, which is part of a statewide outreach effort to improve BEAS’s understanding of the needs of people who are aging in New Hampshire.
Some of the topics covered will be caregiver support, equity for seniors, and home-based community services. Representatives from ServiceLink will also speak.
Register to attend here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gebak5bab&oeidk=a07ejxf4bluc25c400d
October 6, 11:30am
Rogers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH
Jess Wojenski, New Futures Training Manager and Martha McLeod, NH AHA Community Engagement Coordinator, will provide an Advocacy Essentials training that includes information about the NH Legislature, the power of your personal story, and basic advocacy skills for connecting with your elected officials.
Register to attend here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gebak5bab&oeidk=a07ejyfj2cm58c38a97
November 3, 11:30am
Amherst Town Library, Amherst, NH
Veterans Service Officers from the NH Division of Veterans Services will share ways in which they assist NH veterans and/or their dependents in securing their federal or state veterans benefits available to them under the law. VSOs provide free assistance to veterans or their family members in filing claims for compensation or pension benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as providing assistance concerning a variety of topics, including available state benefits, disability, compensation and pension, survivors’ benefits, burial benefits, and education benefits, the NH State Veterans Cemetery, and the NH Veterans Home.
Learn more about Operation Delta Dog. The Hollis-based organization rescues homeless dogs and trains them to be service dogs for veterans living with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/Nov-Coffee
December 1, 10:30am
Hunt Community, Nashua NH
Older adults and their friends and family are invitied to join United Way of Greater Nashua for a panel discussion on digital equity in our community led by Nisiani Rexach, Microsoft Community Engagement Lead. Panelists working in the areas of adult education, senior services, homelessness outreach, and education will engage in conversation about how the digital divide affects those they serve. Digital divide can often be seen in access to devices, the ability to repair or replace devices, access to broadband, knowledge about and the ability to apply for discounted services, and understanding how to use devices and software.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/Dec-Coffee
Getting Back into Exercise
January 5, 10:30am
YMCA of Greater Nashua
Erikur Holt, Director of Healthy Living at the YMCA of Greater Nashua will discuss ways older adults can live healthier lives through exercise and getting involved, and how to get started if it’s been a while since fitness was part of your life. Learn how senior-focused group exercise classes benefit older adults, as well as evidence-based programming for chronic health conditions such as Diabetes Prevention, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis can make a difference. With a focus on mental health, the Y’s Wellbeing Center offers meditation classes and various support groups. In addition to the mind and body, learn how social events offered at the Y can help everyone be more connected to their community . Come and learn how exercise can help you live your best life in 2024.
The Hannaford dietician will also be on hand to share information about the free in-store dietary counselling they offer. In addition to one-on-one counselling, Hannaford offers free workshops and many other services that can help you achieve your health goals.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/Jan-Coffee