Seniors at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) enjoyed a gorgeous, fun and sun-filled day out at Rockport last month. Nearly four dozen seniors and students from their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program attended, accompanied by NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers. It was a scenic drive to the ocean and everyone lunched at the Blue Lobster Grill. The lunch choices were tasty and fresh, including a fish and chips plate, lobster roll, baked haddock, or chicken sandwich. There was plenty of time to relax, shop, and enjoy one another’s company and conversation. Several seniors commented that after the harsh winter, this was the first real outing they had had in months. Many of the ESOL students that joined the trip are newcomers to Boston and had not explored other parts of Massachusetts. The NE/WE NSC is hard at work brainstorming future trips, which may include Cape Cod and farmers’ markets.
The trip would not have been possible without the generous support of Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and City Councilor La Mattina, who sponsored the bus service provided by Crystal Transportation. The NE/WE NSC thanks you for caring so much about the constituents you serve and enabling them to have a rejuvenating, educational, and interesting day.