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07  March 2016
Merrimac's Council on Aging and Senior Center is the Recipient of Bank Denim Dollars

PEABODY, MA — ( On any given Friday, anyone visiting a North Shore Bank branch may be surprised to see that the usual business suits have been replaced by blue jeans. That’s because Friday is Jeans Day at the bank. Last year North Shore Bank instituted a weekly Jeans Day program whose purpose is to raise funds for area non-profits. In exchange for $5 each week, employees can wear jeans to work while the proceeds collected are pooled for the month and then donated to an area charity chosen by the employees.

Since a merger between North Shore Bank and Merrimac Savings Bank took place last fall, the employees chose to nominate an organization in Merrimac as their Jeans Day recipient in December. 

John Meserve, formerly President of Merrimac Savings Bank presented the check for $1,400 to the Merrimac Council on Aging and Senior Center. He then introduced David LaFlamme, Chief Executive Officer of North Shore Bank who explained:

“As a former resident of Merrimac, it makes me happy that our employees decided to raise money for the Council on Aging and Senior Center.” He further related, “This organization has such an incredible reputation and has consistently done so much for elderly residents in the area, we’re thrilled to be able to assist them.”

According to Laura Dillingham-Mailman, Executive Director of the Merrimac Council on Aging:

“We are so thankful to the employees of North Shore Bank. What an incredible gift to the community. The money raised will be used to support the Merrimac Council on Aging Nutrition Program which includes Peggy’s Pantry and the meals served at the Senior Center.” She went on to say, “The food pantry serves 45 families, and delivers to 40 homebound or frail seniors twice a month. And the meals served at the Senior Center are prepared onsite by a registered dietician and cook.  Thanks to the generosity of people like the North Shore Bank employees we are able to serve these meals at an affordable price.”

About the Me

rrimac Council on Aging

The mission of the Merrimac Council on Aging is to provide services designed to improve the quality of life of elders by assisting them to remain as physically mobile, mentally alert and socially active as possible. The Council on Aging advocates for older adults, manages the resources needed to develop services, provides education for seniors and their families regarding choices in their care and community services available to them.

About North Shore Bank

North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Newton New Hampshire, Peabody, Salem and Saugus.


Photo Caption (Left to Right) Sherry Pompei, North Shore Bank Vice President, David LaFlamme, North Shore Bank Chief Executive Officer, Laura Dillingham-Mailman, Merrimac Council on Aging Executive Director, John Meserve, formerly President of Merrimac Savings Bank, and Candie Benjamin, Merrimac Council on Aging Pantry Coordinator.


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