State Sen. Eric Lesser Announces Thrive After 55 Health & Wellness Fair

SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m., Mass Appeal on WWLP-22 will host a televised program presented by state Sen. Eric Lesser in place of this year’s physical Thrive After 55 Health and Wellness Fair. The event will feature several interviews and segments on mental health, nutrition, arts and culture, mindfulness, and movement to highlight resources traditionally presented during the in-person event.

The program will also feature live interviews with Lesser and a “Savvy Seniors” segment from Attorney General Maura Healey. “Savvy Seniors” provides information on how older adults can recognize and protect themselves from scams, financial fraud, and identity theft. Visit for more information.

Other participants include Alanna Flood and Patrick Berry, hosts of Mass Appeal; Michael Bobbitt, executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Jennifer Fields, assistant professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College; Sheila Magalhaes, master yoga instructor and owner of Heartsong Yoga in East Longmeadow; and John Roberson, vice president of Children and Families at the Center for Human Development

After the initial 11 a.m. airing on WWLP-22, the segment will be rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on the CW Springfield (Berkshire County Charter cable channels 14 or 16).