Annual Senior Conference “one stop information shop” for seniors, families and caregivers

MARLBOROUGH—To help ensure that seniors have access to the benefits and services they deserve to lead healthy and active lives, state Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) today announced details for the 33rdannual Senior Conference in Marlborough.

Senator Eldridge will be joined by guest speakers, including Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Ann Hartstein, Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steven Grossman, state Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) and Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant. The conference will feature a variety of interactive workshops that cover a wide scope of topics such as health care, financial planning, memoir writing, nutrition, safe driving and more.

“I always look forward to the annual conference to present residents with a broad array of informational and entertaining programs,” said Senator Eldridge. “I am proud to carry forward this annual tradition fueled by the interest and response from conference-goers over the years that demonstrates their commitment to staying active, both mentally and physically, which research shows plays a critical role in the state of our wellbeing in our older years.”

The annual conference has become a staple in the Middlesex and Worcester District since 1980 and has been hosted by predecessors such as U.S. Rep. Chet Atkins, former Gov. Paul Cellucci and Robert Durand, former Secretary of Environmental Affairs.

The event features free coffee and donuts during breakfast, a hot catered lunch, health screenings, entertainment by the Senior Strutters, a local dance group, and door prizes. The conference will be held on Thursday, April 18 at the Assabet Valley High School in Marlborough from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


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