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AgeSpan Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Aging
April 11, 2024

Media Release

AgeSpan is hosting its milestone anniversary luncheon, “50 Years of Inspiring Aging: Celebrating the Power, Value, and Voices of Older Adults” on May 2.

The event features keynote speaker Harvey Leonard, WCVB Channel 5’s Chief Meteorologist Emeritus. We are honoring 50 local people aged 60 and older who inspire us through healthy aging, intergenerational experiences, community service, caregiving, and activism.

“We are celebrating the accomplishments of older adults and want to encourage people to rethink the way they view aging,” says AgeSpan CEO Joan Hatem-Roy. “I am humbled by their service to others and proud to be part of an organization working to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest and in the communities of their choice.”

These 50 individuals from across the Merrimack Valley and North Shore are profiled in our 50 Over 60 List, which will be released at the event, along with other older adults, who will share their aging stories.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Time: 12 noon to 2 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Blue Ocean Event Center, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA

Tickets: $75 per person

Established in 1974, AgeSpan is a private, nonprofit agency with a mission to ensure everyone’s choice to lead fulfilling lives as they age across the Merrimack Valley and North Shore. AgeSpan is a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point, an Area Agency on Aging, and a designated Protective Services Provider. For information about our program and services, visit or call 800-892-0890. 

Our service area: Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Danvers, Dracut, Dunstable, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rowley, Salisbury, Salem, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Westford, and West Newbury.


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