New Senior Center Hosts Men’s Breakfast

Last Thursday was a  historic day of sorts when the newly constructed Senior Center opened its doors to the first group of seniors at the Perley School. About 30 men gathered for their monthly breakfast to enjoy a home cooked breakfast and to listen to guest speaker Fire Chief Mitchell.

For the past year, many people have been working diligently to create a space for the seniors in this town to call their own. There are so many people to thank but special thanks should be given to Director of the Council on Aging Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello , Director of Buildings and Grounds Michael Anderson and the maintenance department  who did yo men’s work to get things ready for the new center to open its doors.  I am sure that seeing the men there for breakfast  had to be a special moment for them.  This project is a good example of how a vision can become a reality when everyone works together to make it happen. The town officials, the School Committee and the voters of Georgetown all believed that the seniors in this town deserved a permanent place of their own  and then did what it took to allow it to happen.

This week Colleen and her staff  will officially be moving their offices  and  we are all  looking forward to celebrating with the seniors at their annual Valentine’s luncheon  on February 15th which will draw a large crowd to the new center.  Our preschool students will help welcome the seniors to the Perley School  at this Valentine’s party and we hope that there will be many other opportunities for  inter-generational programs after the seniors settle in.

Congratulations to everyone involved and may the walls of the new center soon be filled with the happy  voices of the seniors in town. This has been a long time  coming and we are glad that the Perley School is now your new home!

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