The MGH Senior HealthWISE program joined area residents, community leaders and local officials in celebrating Boston's West End neighborhood at a July 10 event formally marking the new West End Community Collaborative. The initiative comprises four organizations Ð the West End Civic Association, the West End Community Center, the West End Museum and the West End Senior Center – and is supported by the City of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development. Local dignitaries including Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston City Councilor Michael Ross were guest speakers at the event, which also featured the unveiling of the West End Museum, which houses the agencies in the collaborative.
A gift from Senior HealthWISE – an MGH program that provides medical care, social services and health and wellness programs to seniors living in the West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods – is helping to support the organization's first year of operations. "The collaborative is a perfect complement to the mission of Senior HealthWISE and further expands the services that are provided to older adults in the community," says Barbara Moscowitz, LICSW, MSW, director of Senior HealthWISE.
REASON TO CELEBRATE: Ross, far left, Menino, far right, and guests cut the ribbon at the opening of the West End Museum.