Event for seniors featured lunch, music and prizes
The office of Mayor David Maher has released photos from the annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Picnic, held May 12. The event, featuring lunch, medical advice from Cambridge Health Alliance staff and raffled-off prized donated by Cambridge businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops, drew a near-capacity crowd of about 1,000 senior citizens. There was also live music from the Senior Singers and the Evergreen Senior chorus, as well as swing and big-band ballads from The Mood Swingers, said Leo R. Gayne, the mayor’s deputy director of constituent services and public engagement.
Susan Pacheco, director of client services for the Cambridge Council on Aging, said the event was a success. “The feedback received on the picnic has been excellent,” she told the mayor and his staff. “It really was nice, and you all did a beautiful job putting it together.”
Maher passed on his gratitude to the institute and local businesses that contributed.
“I’m impressed and thankful for their commitment to our seniors,” he said.
This post was written from a press release.