Westborough for Life event heading to WHS

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Westborough for Life event heading to WHS
Westborough Connect’s Bill Linnane talks to attendees at the Energy Fair this spring. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

WESTBOROUGH – Westborough adults are invited to attend Westborough Connect’s upcoming event that will celebrate different ways to connect across all stages of life in town.

It will feature an expo, mini courses and “funtivities.”

The event, called “Westborough for Life! Stay. Connect. Thrive,” is aimed at people who are over 45 years old.

Westborough Connects, which is a grassroots organization that is hosting the event, hopes it will become an annual occurrence.

“[It has a] goal of saying, ‘This is a great town. There’s so much here. Come learn about it. How can you live well here, and why stay,’” said Westborough Connect’s Laura Cerniglia.

What the event will include

Westborough Connects hosted a similar event back in 2019 called “Aging Enjoyably in a Connected Westborough.”

It featured three speakers and an expo area.

“We decided it was time to bring it back,” Cerniglia said.

The expo will be returning. There will be about 50 booths that feature a number of community resources, clubs, organizations and businesses, including the Westborough Civic Club, houses of faith and Westborough Tennis and Swim.

Realtor Stephanie Stuchlik will be hosting a Turquoise Table. Based off Kristin Schell’s book, the movement encourages residents to put a turquoise table in their front yard and get to know their neighbors.

Cerniglia said the exhibitors have been tasked with showing residents what they do and how they can join.

“We really want people to come in and get involved,” Cerniglia said.

The event will also feature four “back to school” mini-courses lasting 30 minutes on sustainable living, nutrition, aging in place and Westborough’s history.

Attendees can also try their hand at a number of activities, including pickleball, badminton, cornhole, Zumba, Bollywood dancing, line dancing and Rummikub.

“We feel like there’s something for everybody,” said Executive Director Kelley Petralia.

The groups demonstrating will have information on how residents can get involved.

“It’s just to spark interest and to get a taste,” Cerniglia said. “Try it. Watch the demonstration. Sign up for a small time.”

The event is funded, in part by Westborough Civic Club and Westborough’s Women Club.

The event will take place on Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Westborough High School. Westborough Connects plans to take a moment during the day to remember 9/11.

For more information and a full list of activities, visit https://www.westboroughconnects. org/programs/2022/9/11/westborough-for-life-stay-connectthrive or https://www.facebook.com/westboroughconnects.

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