By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Many city residents approach the Council on Aging (COA) senior center for information, to learn how their lives can be made more interesting, affordable and to have healthy fun. For the past 18 years, Ana Cristina Oliveira has enjoyed her position as outreach coordinator, talking with seniors, enhancing their lives with knowledge and encouragement.
When she announced her plans to leave the local center to assume a position on the staff at the Sudbury Senior Center, friends and co-workers honored her at a lunch at Academy Knoll where they gathered to wish her well and to thank her for her dedicated service.
Jim Confrey, chair of the COA Board of Directors said: “Ana Cristina has been an asset to the senior center. She will be missed and it will be very hard to replace her.”
Judy Kane, a member of the COA board, said “Ana Cristina handled all outreach problems and situations with utmost care, always displaying her compassion and caring attitude to all.”
“She was always there to help us in any area,” noted Marianne DiCampo. “I first met her when I was having a job transition and needed help with insurance. I hope the residents of Sudbury will realize how fortunate they are in having Ana Cristina to help with their needs. They will find she is a caring, kind sensitive person, already to help someone.”
Oliveira said she is looking forward to her new position but will miss her many friends in Marlborough.