Rosa Bentley, North Shore Chapter

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. I decided to join as a member after going to hearings at the Transportation Building in downtown Boston and at the State House. Attending events like those really opened my eyes to the great work being done with the elderly, and low-income and poor people. I decided that I wanted to be part of this organization that held people in need. During my second year of membership I decided to become a lifetime member. I have been attending State Board meetings for more than a year now, and I ran for State Treasurer because I would like to be of help in any way I can, and use my bookkeeping and accounting experience.

Being a member of MSAC, I have met a lot of interesting people and learned a lot about the needs of the people and the procedures that it takes in order to get these needs met. I have always been interested in and been involved with organizations like MSAC, but I was too busy working and taking care of my family. Now that I don't have these responsibilities anymore I plan to be involved as much as possible.

I am not a person of many words but a doer!

Rosa currently serves on the State Board as Treasurer and is also very active in the North Shore Chapter.