Highland Valley Elder Services Organizes Inaugural Keys to Aging Well Expo
Community members are invited to learn more about services that could benefit them or their loved ones
HADLEY—To raise awareness about its offerings, Highland Valley Elder Services of Hampshire and Hampden Counties is holding its first Keys to Aging Well Expo on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hadley Farms Meeting House at 41 Russell St.
The nonprofit agency, which serves older adults and their families through education, advocacy and a range of supportive programs, will provide booth space for its sponsors and vendors. Community members are invited to learn more about the offerings for area seniors and their families.
The Keys to Aging Well Expo will also include live music, refreshments and a cash bar.
Additionally, Highland Valley Elder Services staff will present awards to deserving volunteers in the community that further the agency’s mission to offer services that empower elders to discover their own strengths, talents and solutions.
“We plan to invite hundreds of guests from the 24 Councils on Aging in our service area,” said Highland Valley Elder Services’ Executive Director Allan Ouimet. “With our shared interest to help elders and improve the community, we expect this event will be the first of many!”
Highland Valley Elder Services was formed in Northampton in 1974, when a state cabinet position was created with a focus on creating care services for elders. Over the years, the agency has occupied several locations, and now operates out of Florence.
Today, its broad collection of programs include personal care and homemaking, a community meals program, emergency response, money management services and options counseling. More than 5,000 consumers have received assistance from Highland Valley Elder Services, as well as 1,358 meal recipients across Hampshire and Hampden counties.
For more information about Highland Valley Elder Services, visit www.highlandvalley.org.