President’s message from Carol Paquette

Carol Paquette, President

Carol Paquette, President

The holiday season is the time we think of family, friends and all the things we have to be thankful for. I hope Arlington Neighborhood Villages might be one of the things on your list. This was a good year for ANV. Our membership continued to grow steadily and the number of volunteers also increased. We sponsored dozens of fun social events where members and volunteers could make new acquaintances while having a good time.

Our volunteers have had plenty to do. They delivered an average of 10+ services per member! This year we introduced several new services as well as our first health and wellness series of seminars and workshops on falls prevention. We established valuable working partnerships with Marymount University and Goodwin House at Home. The progress made this year leaves us well-positioned to continue serving the needs of Arlington seniors in 2016.

Photo by ANV volunteer Terry Belt

Photo by ANV volunteer Terry Belt

As I end my term as President I’d like to say what a tremendous pleasure it has been to get to know and work with all the fantastic people who have contributed to the success of ANV. Beginning with the initial planning meetings way back in 2011 through today, there have been so many volunteers willing to give generously of their time, energy and money to help create and run this organization. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this effort. Best wishes to one and all for the New Year!

Photo by ANV volunteer Terry Belt

Photo by ANV volunteer Terry Belt