SENIORS STOP IN WEYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS



Seniors Enjoy Olde Weymouth

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Weymouth, Massachusetts is a ‘mature’ community 11 miles south of Boston. This means that compared to other municipalities, Weymouth has been almost completely developed in terms of land area. Senior visitors will find Weymouth in the South Shore region of the Boston metropolitan area, 12 miles southeast of Boston and 42 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. The present population runs right at 54,000.

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Weymouth has been a landmark back to colonial times. The original settlers created a plantation known as “Old Spain.” The town was first established in 1635. A prominent shoe making industry began in the early years of the 1700′s and was producing shoes until 1973.

Senior visitors enjoy the Abigail Adams House that was the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, the wife of President John Adams and also the mother of President John Quincy Adams. The town is also the site of the very first town meeting.  The recorded history of Weymouth begins in 1622, and the local graveyards and genealogical records are rich with early American history.

This Senior Lived Next Door

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Today the town of Weymouth includes four distinct districts known as Bicknell Square, Weymouth Landing, Jackson Square and Columbian Square. Tang and the popular Bell’s Seasoning are manufactured in Weymouth. The town has a large Irish population.

Interesting, my family and I lived next door in South Weymouth for a summer while I attended summer school up on The Square. Parks and recreation area abound all over town and the locals take advantage of the many green spaces for picnics and for strolling.

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The Town of Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, dating from 1622 when it was founded as “Wessagusset”. Renamed Weymouth in 1635, the town was boosted in that year by the arrival of 100 settlers from England.

The city took its name from Weymouth, Dorset, a coastal town in England. The early settlement was incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and slowly grew as a fishing and agricultural community.

 Weymouth Cares About Seniors

Weymouth caters to seniors. A senior notes..”No senior should ever feel alone because Weymouth cares about seniors. The Whipple Center provides many interesting programs for our seniors. There is something for everyone: shopping, music, luncheons, movies and the list goes on. Don’t sit home alone come and see us.”

Another chimes in…”I like everything about Weymouth. I have lived here since 1954, and it’s the best town in Massachusetts.”

Can’t beat that can you? Enjoy Weymouth. jeb

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