By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Northborough – As any community group would tell you, volunteers are the heart, backbone and spirit of their organization. And according to Kelly Burke, that is certainly the case at the Northborough Senior Center. People of all ages, from teens to senior citizens themselves, volunteer numerous hours there each year, assisting Burke, the center’s director and the other two staff members with a variety of tasks.
During the week of June 15 the center held two events to honor its volunteers. An ice cream sundae party was held the evening of June 16 and a brunch was held June 19.
Two teens, Eileen Moynihan and Kelly Harrison, served as co-presidents for the past year for Algonquin Regional High School’s Community Action Program. As such, the 20-member group worked with children at the elementary schools and senior centers in both Northborough and Southborough. The girls, who both graduated this year, said it was a “lot of fun” working at the center, helping the seniors learn how to us the latest advances in technology.
“We helped them with their different devices, such as iPads and cell phones,” Harrison said.
“Although our time here is finished, we know another great group [from the school] will be ready to step up and help in the fall,” Moynihan added.
Each volunteer at the two events was given a gift certificate to enjoy lunch at the Bistro @119, the center’s restaurant.
For information on the different activities and events that are held at the center visit http://www.town.northborough.ma.us/pages/northboroughma_seniorcenter/index or email [email protected].