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Edward Warren of Dorchester was recently honored for his work as a longtime volunteer with the Massachusetts Money Management Program, a free program, that helps low-income seniors manage their money and stay financially independent.
Warren began volunteering nearly 20 years ago when the program was created, according to the AARP Foundation, a co-sponsor of the program along with the State's Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Mass Home Care.
“Honesty and trust are the foundation,” said Warren in a statement. “You have to be self-motivated, and you have to build trust with your clients.”
The ceremony, held at the State House, was attended by State Treasurer Steve Grossman and Linda Fitzgerald, AARP Massachusetts state president, who thanked Warren and the rest of the volunteers for their dedication.
“To you, our volunteers, I say: Thank you for your service, your passion, caring, and compassion. In addition to helping vulnerable seniors manage their weekly budgets and pay their bills, you are also there for those who may feel isolated and alone,” Fitzgerald said to the crowd, according to a statement. “You are their social connection, and that is invaluable. On behalf of AARP, I thank you.”
For more information about the Massachusetts Money Management Program, click here.