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The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Labor Day party. The Labor Day party was especially significant because more than ever, our seniors face increasingly isolation when their adult children and families return to the full-time schedule of work, school, and other commitments. The NE/WE NSC is here to provide a homelike setting for seniors to get out of the four walls all year round and socialize with their peers as they share a meal and conversation.

The NE/WE NSC is part of Action for Boston Community Development, New England’s largest anti-poverty agency. John Drew, President/CEO, and Sharon Scott-Chandler, Executive Vice President, oversee ABCD’s wide array of human services programs, including senior programming, of which a critical focus is delivering recreational and educational activities to keep seniors active and out of isolation.

The center is conveniently located in the heart of the North End on 1 Michelangelo Street, annexed to the Villa Michelangelo Apartments, and welcomes all seniors.   The NE/WE NSC publishes a monthly calendar with a schedule of daily activities or programs. In addition, many of the ABCD neighborhood sites offer senior center programming, including the Allston-Brighton NOC, East Boston APAC, Roxbury/N. Dorchester NOC (formerly Elm Hill), JFK FSC, Mattapan FSC, and Parker Hill Fenway NSC.

For more information on ABCD senior programming, you can check out http://bostonabcd.org/neighborhood-based-senior-programs.aspx.

Special guests included Stephen Passacantilli, who is running for City Councilor, accompanied by Dino DiFronzo. Stephen brought some cannolis from Mike’s Pastry for the seniors to enjoy. Also in attendance were NE/WE NSC Advisory Board Chair Andrés Molina; and Advisory Board Members Victor Brogna and Dan Wilson. Matt Conti of NorthEndWaterfront.com dropped by to visit with NE/WE NSC Advisory Board members, staff, and seniors, and took the wonderful photos featured here. Thank you, Matt!

Would you like to join the fun? Please call the NE/WE NSC directly at 617-523-8125 to reserve your spot for future luncheons, which the NE/WE NSC will advertise in advance. New clients must sign up to obtain free membership with ABCD.

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