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Ruth’s House to Present Lunch & Learn Program on Empowering Seniors

LONGMEADOW — It takes a village to develop and maintain safe environments for our elder community. JGS Lifecare is partnering with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to discuss the free programs they are promoting across Hampden County.

Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence will present a hybrid (virtual and in-person) Lunch & Learn program on Wednesday, Oct. 19 titled “Empowering Seniors Through Programs That Promote Safe, Healthy, and Independent Living.” The presenter, Elizabeth DePaula, is a TRIAD officer with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.

TRIAD is part of a national program and is a three-way partnership between seniors, law-enforcement agencies, and the Council on Aging. This partnership works together to reduce criminal victimization of senior citizens and to enhance their awareness of support services. An open discussion will follow for those who have questions. Ruth’s House will welcome on-site participation as well as a virtual component for those who are unable to join us on the campus.

The event will begin at noon with a welcome and networking, and the presentation will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by a Q&A session, raffle, and tour. RSVP to Mary-Anne Schelb at (413) 935-1791 or mschelb@jgslifecare.org. For Zoom attendees, a confirmation plus Zoom invite will be emailed prior to the meeting.