State Senator Jamie Eldridge Hosts 30th Annual Senior Conference

MARLBOROUGHState Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) will  host the 30th Annual Senior Conference in Marlborough on Thursday, April 22nd at Assabet Valley Regional High School located at 215 Fitchburg Street in Marlborough. The Conference – free for all seniors – will feature a wide variety of services, workshops, food, and entertainment.

The conference, an annual tradition in the district since 1979,  provides vital information to seniors. This will be the second time that Senator Eldridge has hosted the longstanding event.

Workshops will cover a wide variety of topics such as: property tax relief,  identity theft, estate planning, and reverse mortgages. In addition to workshops on serious issues facing seniors, the event offers a host of  educational and entertaining presentations such as:  belly dancing, travel, Shakespeare and the Battle of the Bulge.

New this year is a “brown bag” Medication Therapy Management multi-lingual drop in session sponsored by Rite Aid.  Seniors are encouraged to bring in all of their medication – prescription, over-the-counter and supplements in a brown bag and sit one-on-one with a pharmacist to discuss drug and food interactions.

According to Senator Eldridge, “Given the current economic environment, it’s incredibly important that seniors in the district know what resources are out there and that our office is always available to handle constituent problems or concerns. This event provides them with crucial information and support  in a fun and informative fashion..”

The event includes free coffee and donuts in the morning, a hot catered lunch, health screenings, entertainment by the Senior Strutters and many door prizes.

Senator Eldridge encourages all seniors to attend this great event and learn more about available resources. Senator Eldridge adds, “Throughout my years in public service, I have always been very committed to assisting the seniors I represent. I hope that this event shows the community that my office is accessible and that we are all more than ready to help any senior who asks for it.”

Free tickets are available at local Council on Aging offices or by contacting Senator Eldridge’s District Director, Peggy Schwarz Ayres at 508-786-3040.

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