I am writing as a strong proponent of the new Wilmington Senior Center, which will be voted on at the Special Town Meeting on Saturday November 19 at 9 AM at the High School. I encourage all of us to go and support our Wilmington seniors at this crucial vote.
My mother regularly attends the various programs and events at the Wilmington Senior Center, originally built in 1935 as the former Buzzell Elementary School. The staff does a fantastic job at the current Senior Center, but the space is small, and as noted, horrifically out dated. As a result, the programs offered are limited, and sometimes our own Seniors end up seeking alternative, out-of-town programs at neighboring communities; a travel challenge during the long, winter season.
Having a facility that meets the needs of people now and also the needs of our town’s future Seniors over the next 10, 20 and 30 years from now, is both integral and vital to the health and circle-of-life within our community. Many of our Wilmington seniors have lived here for 40 to 50+ years, and have raised their entire families in town.
Our town’s Wilmington Senior Center should be a source of pride that depicts how our whole Wilmington community respects, reveres and honors our elders, while simultaneously encouraging a new generation of lifelong Wilmington residents, all with a vested interest in the continuing betterment of our entire town.
Let’s really show our community spirit, respect and support, by showing up to vote YES for a new Wilmington Senior Center. Please join us at the Special Town Meeting on Saturday November 19 at 9 AM at the High School.
Michelle Carideo Feeney
Optimistic and future member of the New Wilmington Senior Center
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