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Swampscott All Ages group to host community event Sunday

SWAMPSCOTT — The Swampscott for All Ages Committee is hosting a community-wide event on Sunday.

Representatives from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, AARP of Massachusetts and UMASS Boston will be in attendance during the event, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Swampscott High School, according to a press release from the committee. Aside from a Q & A with town residents, there will be a number of panel discussions.

Elizabeth Chen, Secretary of the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs, will provide an overview of the Commonwealth’s Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan. The state director of AARP of Massachusetts, Mike Festa, will admit Swampscott into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

Dr. Caitlyn Coyle, of UMASS Boston’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, will present the center’s findings from the age-friendly research conducted in Swampscott over the last year. 

Representatives from the town’s committee will also outline elements of an action plan to make Swampscott a “great place to grow up and grow old in.”

 

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