Aging Unbound: Ed Arsenault

Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted how important some of the simplest things in life are, such as walking.That has not been lost on Ed Arsenault, 86, who delivers about 18 meals a day, five days a week, to those who aren’t as mobile in Haverhill for our Meals on...

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Aging Unbound: Juana Altagracia-Mejia

The desire to help others has been part of Juana Altagracia-Mejia’s life for more than 30 years. Mejia has been volunteering at our monthly Mobile Food Market at the Boys and Girls Club in Lawrence since it launched last summer, but her community activity began at a...

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Aging Unbound: Kalister Green-Byrd

Kalister Green-Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree and two masters’ degrees while working and raising seven kids in Haverhill. She has volunteered on countless boards and been appointed to numerous organizations since the Johnson administration, so you’d think it’s time...

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Aging Unbound: Grace Ann Steed

Nobody embodies the theme of this year’s Older Americans Month – Aging Unbound – better than Grace Ann Steed. Grace Ann Steed, AgeSpan Board of Directors Grace Ann is an unending source of energy and activism who has fueled AgeSpan as a member of its Board of...

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Ask Joan: The Power of Pets

Earlier this month, we celebrated National Pet Day, which reminded me how much the animals in our lives mean to so many of us. Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO of AgeSpan I see “Dog Mom” and “I Love My Cat” bumper stickers everywhere. Those are just reminders that, no matter...

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