Friends of Newtown Seniors is an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to helping the Newtown community address issues that affect the lives and well-being of seniors. Our organization was formed in the spirit of the “thousand points of light” movement suggested many years ago by President George H. W. Bush.
Notes From the Chairman 2019, John S. Boccuzzi
This has been a busy and productive time for Friends of Newtown Seniors. During this time period we have reorganized to a calendar year fiscal cycle to simplify reporting. We have restructured our work with Livable Communities so that we are working through a steering committee, chaired by Ned Simpson, which has moved forward with a focus on those critical issues identified at our August 2018 general meeting. The function of our board has been better defined and provides both leadership and guidance to the work we do. I would like to specifically thank the members of our board past and present who have made our progress possible over the last three years. Our ongoing partnership with the Commission on Aging (COA) and Human Services (HS) has made our work easier and more productive.
The year ahead presents challenges, as we continue to look at the eight domains of the livable community initiative. Our role as a voice for positive changes, that benefit the community as a whole, and the well-being of our senior citizens in particular requires energy and patience. By coordinating with the efforts of COA and HS we have, through activities such as the Celebration of the New Senior Center and the Holiday Party, built a feeling of unity within the senior population. Each year we become more effective in our efforts to make a difference.
Seniors building a vibrant Newtown for today and tomorrow