Seniors give thanks, then dig in

Nov 17, 2022

MIDDLEBORO — They were a week ahead of the official celebration, but seniors dug into turkey, mashed potatoes and all of the traditional fixings at the annual Thanksgiving luncheon at the Council on Aging Thursday Nov. 17.

Ronald Lapointe decided to return for the Thanksgiving meal after enjoying a Veterans Day dinner earlier in the month at the center.

“We really enjoyed it,’’ he said of his and his wife Janet’s decision to attend the Thanksgiving event.

As they ate the meal prepared by kitchen staff, those attending took a moment to give thanks and share their blessings.

Janet Lapointe said she is grateful for “God and country’’ and hopes people will always respect those values.

Family and health topped the gratitude list for Anne Shea.

Sim Bullard expressed a similar sentiment. 

“I’m grateful that I’m still above the ground,’’ Sim Bullard said. “I have good doctors, good friends, good family. That keeps you happy.’’