9th annual ywca engaging community luncheon

The Oldest Old: An Asset to Discover


 Community Champions Dolly Brown and Carol Bartlett

Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to the YWCA’s  9th annual Engaging Communities Luncheon.  Your support helps us to provide the wide range of services that we offer to women and their families in our community including high quality child care for working families, affordable housing, programs for women with breast and cervical cancer, free fitness programs for seniors and much more.

John Leland, author of Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old, reminded us that we do not know everything there is to know about growing old.  If we want to learn, it is logical to talk with those who have experience and first hand knowledge of aging.  This message resonates with our mission which seeks to promote the value of each member of our community. 

We were pleased to honor the lives and experience of Dolly Brown and Carol Bartlett, two women who have aged with grace and have much wisdom to share with those of us who are willing to listen.

We greatly appreciated Roseann Robillard, the Director of Newburyport’s Council on Aging’s support of our effort to bring this message to the larger community