Thank you for so many Seasons of Love.
How do you measure 50 years of community impact? In the stories of the people who lived them.

Dear Fellow Community Members,

Some of you might know the song "Seasons of Love"* from the musical RentAs 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.

On 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. 

As Seasons of Love continues:

...Tho' the story never ends

Let's celebrate
Remember a year (or in our case, 50 years) in the life of friends.

Thank you for the many Seasons of Love you've shared with us. I hope you enjoy reading the 50 stories we'll be sharing in the weeks ahead as much as we've relished collecting them.

With gratitude,

Susan West Levine
Chief Executive Officer

*Seasons of Love lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group,  Songwriter: Jonathan D. Larson

Lowell Community Health Center began in 1970 to make sure that everyone in Greater Lowell has access to quality, culturally responsive health care, regardless of ability to pay.

As we look to the future, we will continue to honor the transformative power of kindness, understanding, and compassion so that everyone in our community receives exactly the care they need and deserve.