Information and resources that support your role in caring for a loved one.

HESSCO, the Aging Services Access Point for several MetroWest communities, will be holding its 11th annual Caregiver Day of R&R (Resources and Relaxation) on Thursday, Sept. 24.

This year’s event features a theme of “Technology in Caregiving,” and will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Pearl Luciano’s (299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA). Alice Bonner, Ph.D., the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, will offer welcoming remarks, while the keynote presenter will be Lisa D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., research scientist at the MIT Age Lab.  Her presentation will inform attendees on how technology – adaptive equipment, telehealth monitoring, smartphone apps and online resources – can be supportive in the caregiving role.

There will also be pampering treatments for caregivers in the event’s Relaxation Room and a variety of interesting breakout sessions throughout the day. Cost is $15, which includes both breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call HESSCO at 781-784-4944 or email HESSCO Family Caregiver Specialist Kristin Heuwold at kheuwold@hessco.org.

HESSCO’s Caregiver Day of R&R is just one of many events on tap for September that should be of interest to MetroWest caregivers. Here are some of the other  activities coming up that are worth checking out:

Increase Your Medicare IQ Seminar

Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton (50 West Main Street) is hosting a free educational seminar on Medicare on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 6-7 p.m. (refreshments at 5:30 p.m.). Russ Swallow, a certified senior advisor and licensed insurance advisor, will be the speaker.

To RSVP, call Jen Belesi at 508-435-1250 or email jbelesi@goldenpondal.com.

Forever Young Prom

Seniors (and “juniors” too) are invited to the Forever Young Prom at the Maynard Lodge of Elks on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 6-11 p.m.

There will be a DJ, dancing, door prize, raffle and cash bar, with a meal of shepherd’s pie and strawberry shortcake. The cost is $10 and RSVPs are requested by Sept. 15 to Kim Lalli at 978-897-9907 or kim.lalli@comcast.net or Cathy Hill at 978-897-7256.

Maynard Emblem Club Chicken Dinner

The Maynard Emblem Club is hosting a chicken dinner on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Maynard Lodge of Elks (34 Powdermill Road, Maynard, MA). Dinner includes salad, baked chicken breast, potato, vegetable, rolls and dessert and the cost in $12 per plate.

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