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Celebrating 50 on the Field at Riverwalk
October 3, 2023


LAWRENCE – AgeSpan is celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary and 10-year lease renewal at Riverwalk Innovation District with a special 50 on The Field event on Wednesday, October 4.

AgeSpan Chief Executive Officer Joan Hatem-Roy and Sal Lupoli, President and CEO of Riverwalk Innovation, will be joined by AgeSpan employees, volunteers, and supporters as we kick off this milestone year on the Pavilion Field at Riverwalk from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

“This event is a way for our staff to show its support to Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley as we prepare to mark our half-century of service in 2024,” says Hatem-Roy. “Today is also the beginning of our 50th anniversary campaign to bring awareness to aging.”

Following remarks by Hatem-Roy and Lupoli, a citation commemorating our 50th anniversary will be presented by Bree Cunningham, the Director of Adult Protective Services for Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Aerial drone photos and videos will be taken as AgeSpan staff gather to make the number “50” on the field. Click to watch the event video. 

Food will be provided Oka DeChef through the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK), a shared culinary workspace in Lawrence. The RTK is a collaboration among the Lawrence Partnership, Lupoli Companies, Northern Essex Community College, the City of Lawrence and EforAll/EparaTodos and is managed and operated by Foundation Kitchen.

AgeSpan, formerly known as Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people in northeast Massachusetts maintain the highest level of independence, health, and safety as they age. AgeSpan is a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point and an Area Agency on Aging. For more, information about AgeSpan and its services, visit or call 800-892-0890.



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