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Take a break on new benches

Aug 10, 2021 03:27PM ● By Chuck Tashjian

Sally Selvidge, (Activities Coordinator), Uxbridge Senior Center and Jody Madden, Director of Mass DCR

In an effort to encourage seniors and folks of all ages to get out and walk, the Massachusetts DCR announced a campaign to place three benches along the Blackstone Valley Greenway walking path.  This initiative is part of the Uxbridge Senior Center’s effort that began with the launch of the walking club lead by Activities Coordinator, Sally Selvidge.  


Sally presented this project to Jody Madden from Mass DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation) and Jody quickly responded to construct and install the benches along the walking path. The walking path is located on Adams Street in South Uxbridge.
The Uxbridge Senior Center’s Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 9am (weather permitting) on the walking path. This is a program in coordination with Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) Walk Massachusetts Challenge, which runs until September 30. Please call the senior center to sign up at 508-278-8622 or go to for more information.  The senior center wishes to thank Jody and Mass DCR for their efforts and interest in helping our senior community.