The 2017 Fall Celebration and Education Symposium was held Tuesday at the Auburn Senior Center, and about 170 attended. Produced by the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the event featured remarks by Senator Michael Moore and Representative Paul Frost as well as presentations by Deputy Gary Fontaine (Civil Process) and Sheriff Lew Evangelidis (Senior Safety and Community Resources).

Timothy Cooney from the Central MA Safety Council spoke about the hot topic “How old is too old to drive?” and Michael Lawee from the MA Lung and Allergy Sleep Center discussed “Sleep issues as you age.” Peter Blute served as the Master of Ceremonies.

Breakfast was sponsored by Care One of Millbury, and a fine Italian lunch was from Napoli Deli in Shrewsbury. Christopher Heights was another major sponsor and many other vendors provided information and handouts in a casual trade show environment.

The Deputies offered two rounds of Senior Safety Bingo which was a guaranteed hit with this crowd. Raffle prizes were also awarded.