"Currently, I am secretary of the Metro North Chapter of MSAC, a volunteer position I would never have dreamed of holding three years ago. One day I had finished teaching a line dance class at the Malden Senior Center (in 2013) and was wondering why the dining room was filled with so many people. Curiosity, thankfully, got the best of me and in I went. I could never have imagined that a seemingly tiny detour into the Metro North’s Chapter Meeting on that particular day would bring such profound changes into my life..."
"I first heard about Mass Senior Action from John Bennett, former MSAC President. I often invited John to come to my social work college classes to talk about his work in the community. He would share about the accomplishments of MSAC and the power of this organization to bring about change through legislative advocacy and collective action. I joined MSAC and made a promise to myself that I would become more active in the organization when I retired..."
"I was born and raised in Alabama and came to Boston in 1964 after graduating from high school. I’ve lived in Lynn since 1996. I retired in 2010 after working for the State of Massachusetts for 30 years. After I retired I started going to the senior center in Lynn, and that’s where I first heard about MSAC..."