South County Senior Center info fair, cruise night to share resources for elders, caregivers

  • An informational fair and cruise night will be held behind the South County Senior Center’s building, at 67 North Main St. in South Deerfield, pictured, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 8/13/2022 12:22:39 PM
Modified: 8/13/2022 12:19:13 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Looking to show caregivers and older adults the various resources available to them, the South County Senior Center is holding an informational fair and cruise night.

More than a dozen nonprofits — including LifePath, Valley Neighbors and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts — will be on hand Wednesday to share with older adults and caregivers the resources they can turn to should they need help paying rent, finding transportation or securing food. The fair and cruise night will be held behind the South County Senior Center’s building, at 67 North Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. A rain date is set for Aug. 24.

Senior Center Director Jennifer Remillard said the event was inspired by many phone calls from seniors “with various questions about resources available” to them. She said the center also fields calls from out-of-state people trying to find services for their parents here and this is a way to provide face-to-face connections with these nonprofits.

“It made me realize there’s a lack of knowledge from caregivers and adults alike,” Remillard explained. “This is an opportunity to offer information from community partners directly.”

The cruise night aspect, Remillard added, is a way to spice up the event and bring people to something they may not normally attend. Additionally, a Paris and Ty’s food truck will be available and local performer Sarah the Fiddler will provide live music.

“It’s to get the word out to those who don’t come to information events,” Remillard noted. “We want to make it an enjoyable afternoon and evening to connect with activities they like.”

Along with the nonprofits, the Northwestern district attorney’s office will be on hand to provide information about various scams.

“We’ve seen an increase in scams again,” Remillard said. “We want to make sure caregivers and older adults are aware of the new scam calls.”

Admission to the event is free. Cruise night vehicle entries are also free. Attendees will get to vote on the entries and prizes will be awarded.

Remillard said anyone who misses the event is welcome to call the Senior Center with questions at 413-665-2141.


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