AGE WELL with HESSCO Day
Thank You for Making our 14th Annual Fall Conference a Huge Success!!!
The rain let up on September 20th, just in time for our guests to arrive at Lake Pearl Luciano’s for HESSCO’s 14th Annual Fall Conference “Age Well with HESSCO Day” (formerly HESSCO’s Caregiver Day of Resources & Relaxation). Caregivers, seniors, family members and everyone interested in learning more about Aging Well were invited to join us for this informative, relaxing and enjoyable day.
Presenting Sponsor, Dedham Savings, was among the 46 professional organizations and service providers who took part in an exposition offering valuable information, resources, giveaways and wonderful raffle prizes to caregivers and seniors. Flu shots, the Elder Dental Program, and Enhance Fitness demonstrations and diabetes screenings by the Hockomock YMCA were featured in the “Wellness Room.” Participants were also treated to chair massage and satin hands pampering treatments in the “Relaxation Room” overlooking the beautiful courtyard.
This year’s program, “Navigating the Continuum of Care: Age Well…With Information and Resources to Be Prepared Before, During and After a Health Care Crisis,” aimed to provide conference participants with some concrete information and strategies that can be implemented immediately to better prepare for the “system.” We invited three panels of speakers; professionals who work in this community to speak first hand as to what to expect and how to best advocate for yourself in various scenarios.
Guided Meditation sessions facilitated by Soni Sayana and a Men’s Caregiver Support Group facilitated by Mike O’Donnell, BSW, Norwood Adult Day Health were options during the break-out session. Nearly 300 individuals attended the event. Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, volunteers and participants who joined together to make this event the huge success it was. We can’t wait until next year!