Westborough – The town of Westborough recently announced a new program, “Snow Angels,” that is designed to link physically able residents with senior citizens who are having trouble either financially and/or physically removing snow from their driveways and walks.
The town is also working to identify those seniors that require assistance. Once a list has been identified, the town will also be contacting their abutting neighbors to ask that they consider volunteering.
Selectman Tim Dodd suggested the program, which was approved by the board in December.
“This program, modeled after several other successful programs from across the country, will provide an organized pathway through which residents can assist their neighbors in need with dealing with our New England winters,” he said.
“The board appreciates Selectman Dodd bringing this idea forward,” Selectmen Chair George Barrette said. “Growing up in Westborough, they didn’t call us ‘Snow Angels’ just the strong-backed neighborhood kids doing the right thing; it usually resulted in hot chocolate! It will be nice to see if we can get back to that kind of community again.”
The town is requesting that residents interested in volunteering for this program, contact the selectmen’s office at 508-366-3030 or [email protected].