39th Annual Senior Conference: free services, workshops, food, and door prizes

Above: Our state senator is invited seniors to his annual conference. (photo from last year on Facebook – note in the background, Assabet nursing students who volunteered their services)

Every year, area senior citizens are welcomed to a special conference hosted by our district’s state senator. This year’s event has been announced for Thursday, April 18th. Here are the details:

State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) today announced details for the 39th annual Senior Conference at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Thursday, April 18th. The Senior Conference will feature a variety of services, workshops, food, and entertainment free for seniors in attendance.

“I am proud to host the 39th annual senior conference, and look forward to spend time hearing from older adults in my district,” Eldridge said. “Older people are the fastest growing population in Massachusetts, and an increasing number is facing income, health care, and housing insecurity. This conference provides our older adults with information they can use to help them maintain healthy, financially secure, and independent lifestyles.”

Senator Eldridge will be joined by Auditor Suzanne Bump, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, Assistant Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Carole Malone, Marlborough Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant, State Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow), State Representative Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury), State Representative Tami Gouveia (D-Acton), Governor’s Council Member Marilyn Devaney, and Superintendent of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Ernest F. Houle, among other guests.

The annual conference has been a tradition in the Middlesex and Worcester District since 1980, and has been hosted by predecessors of Senator Eldridge’s, such as former Congressman Chet Atkins, former Governor Paul Cellucci, former Secretary of Environmental Affairs Robert Durand, and former State Senator Pam Resor.

The event features free coffee, donuts, and a hot, nutritious meal, health screenings, entertainment and door prizes. The conference will feature a variety of interactive workshops that cover a wide scope of topics such as health care, financial planning, fitness activities, nutrition tips, independent living and more.

This year’s free workshops include:

  • “Aging: planning Considerations for Yourself and Your Parents” with D & G Consulting, Inc.
  • “How to Protect Yourself from Scam and Identity Theft” with Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office
  • “Know your Rights” with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • “Starting Your Family History” with Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
  • “What’s New? in Tourism” with the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
  • “Unclaimed Property” with the Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Division
  • “Silent Movies with live pianist” with Richard Hughes
  • “Live Music” with Ed McCarron
  • “Stretch & Relax”, “Gentle Pilates & Stretch”, “Nou von Fitness” with Yvonne Benelli

The conference will be held on Thursday, April 18th at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School located at 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free for seniors.

For more information about the conference, please contact Senator Eldridge’s District Director, Dan Sena, at 978-460-8564 or danillo.sena@masenate.gov

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