THIS MONTH: Senate President Karen Spilka's Health and Wellness Fair
Return to in-person fair includes fun and informative activities for residents aged 55+
State Senate President Karen E. Spilka, a resident of Ashland, has held an annual health and wellness fair in the fall for over a decade. This fun and informative event returns to an in-person format this month with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members.
The fair will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Keefe Regional Technical School (Keefe Tech), located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, Massachusetts. All who wish to attend are encouraged to register at karenspilka.com/fair to reserve a free lunch.
Called the Senior Health & Wellness Fair since its 2011 inception, the event has been renamed Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair: Health and Wellness for Active Agers and Those Who Love Them. The popular event, open to all residents of the MetroWest region, will offer fun and informative activities as well as food, live music, vendors, and prize drawings.
"A significant percentage of our residents now aged 55 and older, and a large number of families are facing decisions about how to care for aging loved ones," said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "I am proud to offer this comprehensive event, which will combine our traditional offerings of free health screenings, workshops and socialization with expanded offerings for active seniors and the family members of older adults. We know that fostering connection and staying active are two effective tools for healthy aging, and I'm excited to convene members of our community to provide strategies for both."
Workshops and other activities will focus on all aspects of wellness, such as outdoor recreation, mental health resources, job-searching, and family decision-making, including estate planning and senior housing options. "Attendees can join in interactive fitness, art, and music activities."
Residents of Senate President Spilka's district and their family members are encouraged to register on karenspilka.com and learn about the workshops they may choose to attend on the day of the event. Registration is not mandatory, but meals and workshop seating are not guaranteed for those who don't register for this popular event. Residents are encouraged to call the office of Senate President Spilka at (617) 722-1500 with questions.