Dear Fellow Community Members,
Some of you might know the song "Seasons of Love"* from the musical
As we begin to celebrate
Lowell Community Health Center's 50th anniversary
, I find myself humming that tune from time to time.
The opening lyrics seem particularly apt when talking, as we will be over the coming year, about time, and legacy, and impact. The song opens by asking:
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes...
How do you measure a year?
And in that case, how you do measure 50 years? That, by the way, is a little more than
26 million minutes!
One way we will measure the Health Center's legacy is by celebrating the people we've served, the people who have served, and those in the community who have sustained us for five decades. Over the next year, we'll be sharing many of their stories with you -- one each week.
Friday, September 25th - mark your calendar - we're planning a big
Community Celebration here at the Health Center. I hope you'll be a part of it. Look for more details to come.
Because of all of you, we are, in the truest sense of the word, a community health center. At the core is a commitment to social justice, rooted in a love for this incredibly diverse, generous, sometimes challenging, and always caring community.
Seasons of Love continues:
...Tho' the story never ends