Mayor Menino Hosts 500 Senior Citizens
At Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Commissioner Eliza F. Greenberg, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, will host a gala St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 18, 2006 for over 500 South Boston senior citizens. The event will take place at St. Monica’s Parish Hall, Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This year marks the 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day party sponsored by the Elderly Commission. The event began in 1984 as a community volunteer effort to give frail elders, usually excluded from most other St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, a “time” of their own. It has grown from an original 150 seniors attending the first party to well over 500 elders looking forward to attending each year.
Seniors will be treated to a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, complete with Irish bread; watch the Peggy Woods Irish step dancers kick up their heels; and join a sing-a-long with well-known neighborhood balladeers. Music will be provided by DJ Mike Sineady. Each senior will go home with a pot of shamrocks, compliments of Mayor Menino.
This event, sponsored by the Mt. Washington Bank, is one of over fifty social gatherings held each year sponsored by the Mayor and the Elderly Commission for Boston’s senior citizens. For more information on other events or the many services offered by the City to its elderly population, call the Elderly Commission at (617) 635-4366.