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Boston Seniority magazine: Mayor's letter


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Age Strong Commission

From the Mayor's desk: Keeping Boston safe and strong.

This year, our city has faced incredible challenges, and I am deeply grateful for the strength, resilience, and generosity that the Boston community has shown. Our priority has and will continue to be ensuring the health and safety of all residents. As we move into the fall, we will continue to follow the science and public health data; we will continue to be proactive in our efforts to contain the virus, with testing, with outreach, with resources, and with information in many languages and formats.

We need everyone to stay vigilant. We need everyone to do their part. Please take every precaution to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a face covering, washing your hands regularly, practicing social distancing, and avoiding gatherings.

This will certainly be a fall unlike any other, but some things stay the same. We are still a city of strength, perseverance, and connection. In the face of this challenge, we will continue to show that we are Boston Strong.

To those feeling isolated or afraid, I want to let you know that the City of Boston is here for you. You are at the front of our mind, and we are doing everything we can to support and protect you. Later this month, the AARP Massachusetts Task Force to End Loneliness & Build Community will launch the #ReachOutMA campaign — which I'm proud to serve as a spokesperson for — to let people know they are not alone. I encourage everyone to routinely check in on one another. We can all find creative ways to be good neighbors, like saying hello, cooking an extra meal, or writing a note. We’ll continue to encourage members of our community to help build connections so that everyone has the support they need. We’re all in this together, Boston. Thank you for your cooperation and strength during this difficult time. 

— Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Boston Seniority magazine

This article is taken from a recent issues of Boston Seniority magazine. Our magazine covers topics of interest to older Bostonians. These include news, feature stories, resources, and upcoming events.