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Greetings from the Director - David Smolen
My first few days as Director of the Gibson Center have been exciting, informative, and rewarding. It has been interesting to get into the weeds and learn the details of how the various programs and services Gibson offers function. The mission of the Gibson Center is to “provide the Mt. Washington Valley with programs and services that enrich the lives of seniors and foster connection, joy and purpose.” To effectively carry out the mission requires a dedicated staff, supportive board of directors, enthusiastic volunteers, and donors who provide support at a variety of levels. I’m happy to report we have all four, with each supporting the other.
When I was 14 my first job was as a waiter in a catering hall in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY. I enjoy being a waiter and I love serving lunch to our congregant dining participants. Chatting with the diners is fun and I love the joyful atmosphere that is the hallmark of lunch at Gibson. The intro given by Becky and Jill is quite entertaining and I enjoy the thoughtful ecumenical prayer that begins the meal. I’m enjoying not having to worry about bringing lunch to work anymore! I encourage everyone regardless of age to visit Gibson for lunch. You will not be disappointed.
Another highlight of my first few days was getting to know our dedicated staff. Meeting everyone, learning about their roles within the organization, and beginning to build strong relationships with them for the success of Gibson has been very exciting. I love meeting new people!
Thank you for your continued support of the Gibson Center. I am looking forward to the road ahead, working with all of our stakeholders.