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NSB Purchases Laptop for the Middleton Council on Aging

03  August 2017
North Shore Bank Purchases a New Laptop for the Middleton Council on Aging

PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS ( – A brand new laptop has been purchased for Middleton Council on Aging thanks to a substantial donation from North Shore Bank. The town of Middleton had recently funded the purchase of a new laptop for the outreach workers at the Council on Aging, but the director’s laptop then unexpectedly failed and was beyond repair.

    Photo of North Shore Bank presenting a check to the Middleton Council on Aging for the purchase of a new laptop

North Shore Bank's Middleton Sales and Service Manager, Maria Silva (left) presents a check to the Town of Middleton for the purchase of a new laptop for the Council on Aging. Accepting the donation is, from left to right, Outreach staffer Leah Magnifico, COA Director Susan Gannon, Dr. Joan Shea-Desmond, Middleton Selectman Chair Brian Cresta, and COA Board Vice Chair Barbara Tilton.


Susan Gannon, Director of the Middleton Council on Aging told the Board of Selectman at its June meeting:

“When we put out the call that we were trying to raise money for a new laptop, North Shore Bank stepped up and paid the invoice.”  She went on to say, “We are so appreciative for their generosity.”

At that meeting, Maria Silva, North Shore Bank’s Middleton Sales and Service Manager presented the Board of Selectman and the Council on Aging with a check totaling $1,325 for the new laptop.

Silva stated:

“The Council on Aging’s initiative provides outreach services for those 60 years and older, but also those residents of any age who are disabled or veterans.”  She continued, “They are such a valuable organization in our community, so when we heard of their need we didn’t hesitate to step up. We’re so happy that we could help.”

Gannon said she uses the new laptop for both for administrative work and for the ever-increasing outreach program. Because it is portable, she is able to take it on home visits as well as hospital and nursing home/rehabilitation visits that are so vital to the continuity of services with her clients. Gannon also reported that she will be using it at a major annual state conference in October.

About the Middleton Council on Aging
The mission of the Town of Middleton Council on Aging and Senior Center is to enhance and promote the best quality of life for elders in our community. By treating those we serve with respect, dignity, and interest, we strive to foster self-fulfillment and independence. Our vision is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment, whether in our building or through our other outreach venues. We support the rights and expectations of older adults through social participation, workforce training and placement, community involvement.  We continuously strive to offer a wide variety of programs offering numerous benefits. For more information on the Middleton Council on Aging, visit

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.



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