State Senator Jamie Eldridge Continues Tradition of 29th Annual Senior Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  04/14/2009

MARLBOROUGH – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) will be hosting the 29th Annual Senior Conference in Marlborough on Thursday, April 23rd. The Conference will feature a variety of services, workshops, food, and entertainment– all free for seniors in attendance. This will be Senator Eldridge’s first time hosting the event as the newly elected State Senator for the district.

For years, the Annual Senior Conference has provided seniors with essential information, such as how to make the most of senior discounts or how to deal with prescription drug costs. Senator Eldridge believes that it is important to continue in the tradition of the Annual Senior Conference, especially in these hard economic times.

According to Senator Eldridge, “It is important that the seniors of the district know what resources are out there and that our office is always available to handle constituent problems or concerns. I hope that this event not only allows our seniors to enjoy themselves, but also provides them with information and support that can help them navigate these tough times.”

The Senior Conference will take place from 9am to 3pm on Thursday, April 23rd at Assabet Valley Regional High School, which is located at 215 Fitchburg St. in Marlborough. Free tickets to the event can be reserved by contacting Senator Eldridge’s District Director, Peggy Ayres at 508-786-3040.

The event includes free coffee and donuts in the morning, a hot catered lunch, health screenings, entertainment by the Sudbury Strutters, and door prizes, including a Bose Wave Radio. It will also feature workshops on a wide range of topics, such as “How to avoid scams and identity theft,” “Making the most of senior discounts,” and even hot paraffin wax hand treatments.

Senator Eldridge encourages any senior to attend this annual event and learn more about available resources. Senator Eldridge adds, “From my time as a State Representative to my time now as a State Senator, I have always been committed to assisting the seniors of my district. 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.”

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