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May 15, 2014

Citizens Center hosts talk on National Parks

Last September, semi-retired Gazette reporter and photographer Tom Vartabedian and his wife toured six national parks — covering 2,100 miles with and without an organized tour.

At the end of the journey, Vartabedian had several majestic photos and quite a story.

He will bring those photos and that story to the Citizens Center Tuesday for a brief presentation on his trip and the wonders of America’s parks.

“It was a revelation, because we had never visited any of them,” Vartabedian said. “After we retired, were so intent on visiting Europe — we never realized how amazing this country is.”

The visual and oral presentation will be followed with a brief question and answer session.

If you go

What: Vartabedian presentation on visiting National Parks

When: Tuesday, May 20 at 10 a.m.

Where: Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color

Cost: Free

Here are other local events and activities for senior citizens:

Eating a Healthy Diet: A representative from Commonwealth Care Alliance will be at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St., May 19, at 11:45 a.m. for a presentation on Eating a Healthy Diet and effective Chronic Disease Self Management. Commonwealth Care Alliance is a nonprofit medical care delivery organization in Massachusetts. The Senior Care Options program is designed for persons 65 and older and eligible for Masshealth Standard, or both Masshealth Standard and Medicare. The model of care is patient-centric and team-based while providing comprehensive and flexible benefits and services. There is no other Medicare Advantage special needs plan for people in Massachusetts aged 65 or over that is rated more highly for quality and performance by Medicare. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

Get healthy: There will be a Senior Health and Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 21 from 3-6 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Seniors as well as adult children of seniors will benefit from the information sessions and screenings which will be available.

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