Message from the President, March 2023
On May 10, 2016, an idea was born that would evolve very quickly into an organization called Friends Of Newtown Seniors Inc (FONS). Over the past six years, I have had the honor of leading this organization as it grew from an idea into a force for change. It is my hope that the organization will continue to serve seniors and advocate for important issues that affect the lives of all Newtown citizens.
As an organization, we try to reach out to local leaders, businesses, other non-profits, religious, and service organizations to foster a cooperative spirit toward the goal of building an age-friendly livable community. The recent acceptance of our long-range plan for livability, by the Newtown Board of Selectmen and posting of that plan with the AARP Network of Livable Communities, was a milestone in our ongoing story.
Much has been accomplished; some of it was done as a normal outgrowth of what town government and the many groups in Newtown were already doing, but more needs to be done. Our work continues, encourages, and at times, pushes forward initiatives that make a difference in the lives of Newtown residents, in particular Newtown’s senior population. Please join us in our efforts.
John S. Boccuzzi, Sr.
Friends Of Newtown Seniors Inc 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.
Seniors building a vibrant Newtown for today and tomorrow