77 Organizations to Participate in Sen. Lesser's Third Annual "Thrive After 55" Wellness Fair on June 21

SPRINGFIELD — This year’s “Thrive After 55” Wellness Fair, hosted by Senator Eric P. Lesser, will be the biggest yet, with 77 organizations confirmed to attend to answer questions and offer information about the resources they provide to local seniors.

The 2019 Fair, sponsored by Health New England, the Center for Human Development, New England Dermatology and Laser Center and Springfield College, is the Fair’s third year.

The Fair will be held on Friday June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Field House, located on the campus of Springfield College, at 263 Alden Street, Springfield.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling Sen. Lesser’s office at 413-526-6501 or visiting www.SenatorLesser.com/thrive.

More than 700 people have already reserved tickets. The tickets are free, but space and lunches are limited. The program includes a free boxed lunch, educational seminars, hundreds of raffle prizes, and access to information and experts to talk to.

There will also be several educational seminars which will highlight areas of interest for attendees, including: estate planning and elder law, scam avoidance, and diet and nutrition. Heart Song Yoga Center of East Longmeadow will return for a third year with an interactive demonstration of chair yoga and movement.

“We try to make the Thrive Fair bigger every year, and this year is no exception! With 77 organizations providing information, and more than 700 people already signed up, we are trying to make sure as many people as possible get access to the resources they need. Western Mass is a great place to grow up, raise a family, and enjoy your golden years, and our goal is to keep it that way with events like this that bring our community together,” said Sen. Lesser.

The full list of participating organizations is below:


·         A Better Life Homecare


·         A Better Life Whole Foods


·         A Caring Heart Nursing Service


·         AAA Pioneer Valley


·         Achieve TMS East


·         Alzheimer Association of Massachusetts


·         American Medical Response


·         American Red Cross


·         The Arbors at Chicopee


·         Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration


·         Baystate Health Senior Class


·         Behavioral Health Network


·         Beltone


·         Big Y Nutrition


·         Big Y Pharmacy


·         Care One


·         Caring Solutions


·         Caregiver Homes


·         Chapin Center


·         CHD


·         Choices Elder Support


·         CISA


·         Columbia Gas of Massachusetts


·         East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial


·         East Longmeadow Senior Center


·         Forastiere Family Funeral and Cremation


·         Glenmeadow


·         Golden Years


·         Gove Law Office, LLC


·         Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau


·         Greater Springfield Senior Services


·         Griswold Homecare


·         Hampden County Registry of Deeds


·         Hampden Hearing Center


·         Health New England


·         Healthcare News


·         Heartsong Yoga


·         Home Instead Senior Care


·         Honor Flight New England


·         Integra Healthcare


·         JGS Lifecare


·         Landmark at Monastery Heights


·         Life Care Center of Wilbraham


·         Mason Wright Senior Living


·         MCPHS Pharmacy Outreach Program


·         Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination


·         Massachusetts Commission for the Blind


·         Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program


·         Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles


·         Mass Senior Games


·         Mercy Life


·         Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey


·         Office of Senator Eric P. Lesser


·         Office of Secretary of State William Galvin


·         O’Connell Care At Home


·         Pioneer Valley Transit Authority


·         Prime Home Health and Companion Care


·         Prime Magazine


·         Right at Home of East Longmeadow


·         RiverMills Center


·         River Valley Counseling Center


·         RSVP of the Pioneer Valley


·         The Spirit of Springfield


·         Springfield Armory National Historic Site


·         Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition


·         Springfield Department of Elder Affairs


·         Springfield Jewish Community Center


·         Springfield Partners for Community Action


·         The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts


·         The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center


·         Valley Eye Radio


·         Visiting Angels Homecare


·         Wayfinders


·         WesternMass ElderCare


·         Willimansett Center East


·         Wilbraham Senior Center


·         YMCA of Greater Springfield (Downtown)


·         YMCA of Greater Springfield (Scantic Valley)



Eric Lesser