Starting out as an agency on aging, delivering meals to needy seniors in the 10 counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, Bay Aging has grown by leaps and bounds over the last four decades.
Bay Aging celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday with a reception for the organization’s community partners at its transit facility on Fiddlers Green Road in Gloucester. The reception, which was sponsored by Sona Bank, had been preceded by a series of picnics for the over 300 people who work for the agency.
From its humble origins in 1978, Bay Aging has diversified over time, establishing senior centers in each of the counties, providing adult day care, and offering housing services such as home repairs and weatherization. Eventually, the organization began building its own subsidized housing, with residents spending no more than a third of their income on that housing, said the organization’s executive director Kathy Vesley-Massey.
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