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Bristol County District Attorney’s Office holding free Celebration of Seniors event



Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office will once again hold its annual Bristol County Celebration of Seniors conference this Friday, June 16, at White’s of Westport.

The half-day event, which will begin with a free breakfast for all attendees at 9 a.m., will feature numerous speakers on issues of importance to seniors and their caretakers. The conference will also be home to more than 60 vendors, all of whom provide resources to seniors in the region. The event is free and open to the public and 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.

Speakers include DA Quinn, Taryn Lee-Turgeon, Assistant Director of Protective Services for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Courtney Quinn, Executive Vice President of Anodyne Services, Lucilia Prates, Statewide Director of MA Senior Medicare Patrol, Attorney Jane Sullivan, Estate Planning & Elder Law and Mike Festa, State Director of AARP Massachusetts.

The speaking program will run from 9 a.m. to shortly after 10 a.m. At the conclusion of the speaking portion of the conference, attendees will be free to browse the Senior Resource Fair, which will include more than 60 vendors and service providers.

After first being sworn in as district attorney in 2015, District Attorney Quinn immediately created a unique unit within the office 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 unit, along with DA Quinn himself, have visited every senior center and council on aging in Bristol County on multiple occasions to present an informative prevention program aimed at equipping seniors with the knowledge they need to avoid becoming a victim of elder financial scams or elder abuse.

The event is being co-sponsored by Coastline Elderly Services.

“I’m very pleased to be hosting our annual celebration of seniors event. It was great to renew the event last year after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic. I look forward to providing our seniors with helpful information to avoid being scammed or victimized, while also connecting them with a number of different services. They’ve done so much for our communities and deserve to be protected,” District Attorney Quinn said.

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