Arlington Senior Association honored. / Frank Tadley photoArlington Seniors Association board members were honored recently. From left are Claire Foley, Lorraine Accardi, Joanne Morel, Pat O'Connell, Elisa Lopez, Peggy Pellegrino, June Mackey, Tim Mast and Rose Eromin. / Frank Tadley photo                 SEE MORE PHOTOS >>

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve," said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve .... You don’t have to know the second [law] of thermodynamics in physics to serve.

You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

In that spirit, an estimated 70 volunteers attended as the Arlington Council on Aging held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon earlier this month at the community center.

Executive Director Kristine Shah with Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Tse addressed those at the gathering to thank them for their dedication to the older adults of Arlington.

On May 4, awards were given to several outstanding volunteers, and the Arlington Seniors Association was also recognized with the Legacy Award for its years of dedication to the town's older adults, a news release said.

The council emphasized that it appreciates the more than 280 volunteers who assist with its programs and activities each year. Frank Tadley took the photos.

This news announcement was published Friday, May 19, 2023, based on information from Kristine Shah, executive director of the Council on Aging in Arlington.