Sen. Eric Lesser visited the Granby Senior Center Friday, Oct. 30 to meet with local residents and listen to their concerns and ideas for improving their community.
“As state Senator, one of my favorite parts of the job is meeting directly with the constituents I am elected to represent,” Sen. Lesser said. “I learn so much from these conversations and bring the comments and concerns I receive back to State House with me. I was also excited to visit Granby during the Annual Halloween Costume Party!”
During his visit, Sen. Lesser helped judge the center’s Halloween contest, won by local resident Sandra Kadle.
A member of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Sen. Lesser recently published an op-ed that recommends ways to better support senior citizens in Western Massachusetts, and addressed the ongoing need for high-quality senior facilities.
“Senior centers make our communities more attractive places to live and allow people to remain in their homes longer, enhancing our neighborhoods and property values,” he wrote.
“By 2035, nearly a third of Massachusetts residents will be over 60. These demographics are even more pronounced in Western Mass, which is older than the state as a whole. Policymakers need to be prepared for this change,” he added.