Jack Beckley

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Executive Director, Melrose Council of Aging
Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror

Jack was born in Middletown, Connecticut. After college graduation, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work nearby in the social service department of the Massachusetts General Hospital. There, while working with patients in the ancient medical wards of the Bulfinch Building, he developed his interest in gerontology.

Later, he received his Masters in Social Work from Boston University and then worked for several years in the Services for Older People Unit of the Family Service Association on Beacon Hill. In 1987, he became the director of the Melrose Council on Aging.

Jack lives with his wife, a special educaton teacher, and their four boys, the oldest of whom will be attending college in the fall of 1999. He enjoys computers, photography and spending time with his family.

Jack Beckley authors all Looking Ahead Articles
Looking Ahead Section
id 3437 ROSE Award Announcement -- Features 11/5/99
id 3434 Senior Appreciation Reception -- Features 11/5/99
id 4421 Community networking -- senior style -- Features 11/3/00
id 4832 Looking Ahead "Crew" -- Features 4/6/01
id 5018Volunteers make the difference -- Features 6/01/01
id 5409 My 1958 Triumph TR3 sports car -- Feature 9/7/01
id 8426 Decoupage for fun -- Features 11/7/03
id 11165 Opening planned for Carriage House Lounge -- Features 9/2/05
id 11313 Business & social commuities respond -- Features 10/07/05
id 12421 Volunteers cited at luncheon -- Features 8/4/06
id 13725 Seven over seventy - Melrose top seniors -- Features 7/6/07
id 13754 Jim: "Father of the Year" becomes a grandad -- Features 7/6/07
id 13755 She volunteers for about everything...Rosemary -- Features 7/6/07
id 13756 Kindness, determination, love--our Rita -- Features 7/6/07
id 13757 Christine - always ready to lend a hand -- Features 7/6/07
id 13758 Lorraine -- a volunteer for all seasons -- Features 7/6/07
id 13759 Mary Hicks - keeping the family together -- Features 7/6/07
id 13760 Preston - Making an investment in the community -- Features 7/6/07
id 13685 Rotary steps up, opens the door -- Features 7/6/07
id 15575 Book signing by Jack Driscoll --Features 1/2/09
id 18281 A positive word on the Stringers' work --Letters 8/5/11
id 182441 Plaudits for the Melrose Mirror --Letters to 10/7/11