Senior expresses thanks for good work at center

Senior expresses thanks for good work at center

To the board of directors: Robert Picard, James Allam, Janice Contillo, Lisa Carcifero, Donna MacDonald, Kathleen Shatraw, Madeleine L’Esperance, Claudette Remillard Secretary, and Jeanne Berard.

We as seniors want to make sure you are aware of how much we really appreciate the social setting, comfortable atmosphere and the extremely helpful and thoughtful staff led by Barbara Waterman, executive director of the Woonsocket Senior Center. Many of the services provided are taken care of by the downstairs staff, like the nutritious but affordable lunches, classes for exercise, dancing and information about social security, Medicare, transportation and other vital services that are available to us.

We want to especially acknowledge Holly Desrosiers who has become an amazing face of the staff upstairs. Since she has joined the crew, in addition to the usual duties she would perform, we now have music during lunch, classes for painting, crafts, even some baking. We have been able to take trips – to a PawSox game, to Oakland Beach for a special lunch, a fall foliage tour, a seaside day in Gloucester, Mass., and an upcoming visit to LaSalette for the lights. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

As a group we have really benefited so much from all these wonderful people and the work that they do for us. We hope that more seniors from the Woonsocket area will join us as we all know how important socialization is for everyone.

Nancy Montague-Rand