Dear Swampscott Residents,
We wish to acknowledge the service of three Board Members of the Swamspcott Senior Center/ Council of Aging who have recently resigned. Their years of service, their leadership, and their advocacy were essential to the programs, the activities, and the celebrations that have made this Senior Center such a vital place for our senior citizens.
Mary Abramson was the president of the board for many years. She led the charge to have this center built as part of the new high school. This space has led to the increase in membership as well as the extended list of events and programs. She will be missed. Best of luck, Mary.
Claire Dembowski served for many years. She was always willing to help at events and often supported special projects generously. She was a town meeting member who advocated for seniors and for the senior center. Thank you, Claire.
Arlene Rosen designed several intergenerational projects. These included: an oral history with elementary students and senior citizens who had also gone to school in and grew up in Swamspcott. Other seniors shared there experience as Veterans of World War II or the Vietnam War with middle school students in an acknowledgement of Veterans’ Day. Finally Arlene coordinated the Pen Pal project which was an exchange of letters between grade four students and senior citizens.
A luncheon was held at the Tedesco Country Club to thank these fine women. We appreciate their support through the years.
Director of the Swampscott Senior Center
Editor's Note: We apologize to the Senior Center for not publishing this editorial last month when it arrived.