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A Visit From the Mayor!

by / Tuesday, 19 July 2016 / Published in News/Blog

walsh2Mayor Martin Walsh and his team graciously visited Springhouse as a part of his “Aging in Boston” initiative.  His visit was in mid June and he was able to discuss a number of topics our Springhouse residents were interested in.

First on the scene was Emily Shea, Commission of Elder Affairs for the City of Boston.  Emily addressed the residents explaining all the initiatives in the City prior to the arrival of the Mayor.

Mayor Walsh, a Boston native, told stories of growing up in the Boston area and related to a lot of the residents who are also Boston natives.  He made it clear that our residents’ concerns, questions and inquiries were heard and addressed.  Although some of the topics touched upon during his time here were heavy in nature, he kept the meeting light and friendly.

Above: Mayor Walsh; Jamie Seagle, President of Rogerson Communities; Emily Shea, Commissioner of Elder Affairs; Kathy Foley, Springhouse’s Executive Director; City Counselor Matt O’Malley.

When the meeting was over, Mayor Walsh received cheers and applause.  He took time to shake hands and take photos with staff and residents.  He also took time with our beloved Dr. Fuzzy Downs (right), our oldest resident at 104, who the Mayor was honored to meet.

We want to thank Mayor Walsh for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet with us at Springhouse.  We are looking forward to another visit from him in the near future!