Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and Sheriff Evangelidis Announce ElderCare 2021 Program

Staff Writer
Published: 4/15/2021 1:13:14 PM
Modified: 4/15/2021 1:13:11 PM

WORCESTER — Dr. Moses Dixon, Executive Director and CEO of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis announce ElderCare 2021, “Communities of Strength, A Celebration of Older Americans.” This year, ElderCare 2021 will be a virtual pre-recorded 90-minute broadcast featuring an impressive guest speaker line-up, educational and public safety presentations, messages of support for older adults as well as local resources.

“We are particularly excited about this year’s Eldercare event because it is launching during Older Americans month and the theme for this year is ‘Communities of Strength,’” Dixon said. “This year’s theme is very important after a year of COVID-19 and the devastation it’s caused for older Americans. We look for events such as this to be a part of that community of strength for older adults in Central Massachusetts.”

ElderCare 2021 will premiere on May 3 on most local cable access stations across Worcester County as well “CMAA SeniorConnection” on YouTube. Topics will include; Truths and Myths About COVID-19, Safeguarding Seniors, CBD Use for Older Adults, Mental Health for Seniors and Elder Law.

A distinguished panel of guest speakers include: Dr. Erik Dickson, President & CEO of UMass Memorial Healthcare & Hospital, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, Executive Director and CEO of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Dr. Moses Dixon, Elder Law Attorney Polly Tatum and experts on CBD, Mental Health and a COVID-19 Vaccination Panel.

“The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is excited to be part of this tremendous virtual event for our seniors,” Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis said. “In addition to important health, wellness and public safety information, the program promises to be highly informative and entertaining. We are proud to partner with the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging for ElderCare 2021, providing a wealth of important information for older adults from the comfort and safety of their home.”

Contributing sponsors for ElderCare 2021 include, UMass Memorial Health Care, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, Unibank, Fallon Health, WTAG, District Attorney Joseph D. Early’s Office.

For more information please contact Amber Krasinski at akrasinski@seniorconnection.org or 774-239-5961.

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