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West End residents filled the Community Room of the Amy Lowell building Sept. 30 to honor the MGH’s bicentennial and the Senior HealthWISE Program for its dedication to providing high quality services for nearly a decade.

West End residents thank the MGH

14/Oct/2011

 

POSITIVE IMPACT: From left,
Connor, Moscowitz and Hicks

 

West End residents filled the Community Room of the Amy Lowell building Sept. 30 to honor the MGH’s bicentennial and the Senior HealthWISE Program for its dedication to providing high quality services for nearly a decade.

During the luncheon ceremony, residents shared their favorite examples of how Senior HealthWISE has positively affected their lives, from keeping their minds and bodies active to filling their social calendars with events. Following a round of applause honoring MGHer Barbara Moscowitz, MSW, LICSW, for her enthusiastic and compassionate support of senior programs, the Senior HealthWISE program director was momentarily at a loss for words.

“I’m rarely speechless,” Moscowitz said. “Being here today and receiving your love and support is beyond what I know how to describe. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your warmth and generosity.”

The ceremony also honored Cathy Smyth, LICSW, geriatric social worker; Diane Connor, RN, wellness nurse; Jennalin Gabriele, administrative assistant; and Karen Hicks, community resource specialist.

Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, credited the residents with being the kind of neighbors he considers to be the heart of the MGH for the past 200 years. “There is no neighborhood we are more committed to serving than this one,” he said.  



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