Bristol Plymouth Celebration of Seniors This Friday in Westport
This Friday, June 17, WBSM will broadcast live from the Bristol Plymouth Celebration of Seniors conference at White’s of Westport.
The conference returns after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is put on by Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn’s Office, along with the Town of Rochester Council on Aging and Coastline Elderly Services.
The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 9 a.m., with a free breakfast for all attendees.
“(It) will be a one-stop shop for any senior, caretaker or loved one to get the important information they need to protect and care for an elder,” D.A. Quinn’s Office said.
There will be more than 60 vendors providing resources for seniors, and numerous speakers such as D.A. Quinn, Taryn Lee-Turgeon of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Mark Waggoner of Commonwealth Care Alliance, Deb Daviau of NaviCare-Fallon Health Care and Attorney Jane Sullivan, an expert in the field of estate planning and elder law. The speaking portion is expected to run from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.
D.A. Quinn has made senior issues a focus of his time in office, creating a unit upon taking office in 2015 devoted to elder abuse and elder financial exploitation prevention, prosecution and investigations.
“The unit is comprised of expert investigators and prosecutors who have taken on complex elder financial abuse investigations that require more than just a police detective to solve,” the D.A.’s Office said.