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Framingham Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair
By DebraMcDonagh / October 7, 2019

When and Where:

Keefe Technical High School

750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Co-sponsored by Senator Karen Spilka, MetroWest Medical Center and the MetroWest Health Foundation.

State Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) is the President of the Massachusetts State Senate. As the State Senator for the 2nd Middlesex & Norfolk district, she represents the MetroWest communities of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick. The MetroWest Medical Center offers advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of healthcare needs and have been serving the MetroWest community for over 125 years. The MetroWest Health Foundation is an independent health philanthropy whose mission is to improve the health status of the community, its individuals, and families through informed and innovative leadership.

The fair includes presentations on health programs, benefits and wellness activities, as well as a fair area with booths from several health and wellness agencies that will provide information on topics ranging from preventing falls, to dental health, to decluttering your home. Medical screenings and flu shots will also be available.

Stop by the BayPath Elder Services booth to find out about all of our programs that enable people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity.

Presentation Descriptions:

Stay in the Home you Love – Home Safety and Aging in Place for seniors: Doug Freeman
It's your home, stay in it. Discover solutions to keep you in your home and safe from common challenges including mobility issues and barriers.

Scam and Fraud Prevention: Treasurer Goldberg’s Office of Economic Empowerment
Beware of financial scams! Learn about financial safety and discover ways to prevent financial exploitation.

Census 2020: Why It Matters to You: Callahan Center
Everyone counts! Learn what’s new about the 2020 Census and why it’s so important that everyone participates.

Emergency Preparedness for seniors: Framingham Medical Reserve Corps
Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? Learn about the steps you can take to make sure you are ready for any crisis that you may face.

Fall Prevention: Latino Health Insurance Program
Is the fear of falling slowing you down? Learn about the frequent causes of falls and how to prevent them so you can take life in stride.

Stay Fit, Have Fun and Make Friends: The Massachusetts Senior Games
Do you want to remain mobile, independent and physically fit? Discover the Massachusetts Senior Games.

Mysteries of Medicare and Navigating the Medicare Maze: Udeshi Financial
Confused by your Medicare options? Learn about the complexities of Medicare and how to navigate the system to find your best health-care options.

A World Without Alzheimer’s: MA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Does a loved one have Alzheimer’s Disease? Learn functional strategies to use when interacting with someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Sort Your Treasures & Sell Your Home: Smooth Transitions of MA
It’s time to declutter! Learn how to limit stress and smoothly transition into your new home, as well as the basics of downsizing and selling your home.

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For more information about the 2019 Senior Fair, call 617-722-1500 or email David.Hock@masenate.gov. You can also RSVP online: https://karenspilka.com/updates/2019/7/18-presentation-reservation-form









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