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Lending a Hand

Lending a HandSeniors spend an afternoon giving back to the community.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [05.13.09] For Tufts seniors, Senior Week is a time for celebration. But several members of the Class of 2009 kicked off the week with service, participating in the annual Senior Service Day. 

On May 11, a group of seniors worked with The Welcome Project, an organization that works with Somerville's immigrant population, and Groundwork Somerville, an organization centered on community revitalization, to complete improvements at the housing development behind the Mystic Activity Center in Somerville.

Seniors helped put up fencing for two community garden plots, picked up trash and improved the area around the stairway leading from the development to the Arthur D. Healey School by weeding, painting the railings and cleaning up graffiti. 


Audio and slideshow production by Kaitlin Provencher, Web Communications. Photos by Joanie Tobin, University Photography.

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