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Awards Event

CBES Dedication of “The Catherine Hardaway Residences”

When: October 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 2311 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
CBES Dedication of “The Catherine Hardaway Residences”

Central Boston Elder Services Dedicates

Elder Housing Residence to former CEO Catherine Hardaway


Mayor Walsh will speak at Oct. 17 ribbon-cutting for renaming

of building providing 57 supportive housing units in Dudley Square


Mayor Marty Walsh, Age Strong Commissioner Emily Shea, Reverend John Borders, and hundreds of supporters will gather on October 17 in Dudley Square to honor tireless advocate and former Central Boston Elder Services CEO Catherine Hardaway with the renaming of the CBES elder housing building she championed almost a decade ago. The building will be known as “The Catherine Hardaway Residences.”


In 2011, with the housing crisis escalating, Catherine Hardaway led CBES in the development of 57 units of elder supportive housing, striving to prevent displacement of neighborhood residents and fulfill the CBES mission of keeping elders independent and aging in the communities they love. In 2012, elders from the community moved into the residence.


However, the building was never officially named, but called the “Central Boston Elderly Building,” as it was listed on construction permits!


In 2018, the CBES Board of Directors voted to rename the building “The Catherine Hardaway Residences” in honor of Ms. Hardaway’s outstanding work as CEO of the agency and as an advocate for older Boston residents.


“We are so proud to bring to fruition the renaming of our valued elder residence and to honor Catherine Hardaway in the manner she deserves for her hard work and strong advocacy on behalf of elder residents everywhere,” said current CBES CEO Michael Vance. “This building has made such a difference for hundreds of seniors struggling with housing costs as they grow older. It wouldn’t be here without Catherine.”


Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Age Strong Commissioner Emily Shea will speak and Bishop John Borders of Morning Star Baptist Church will deliver the invocation.


The dedication ceremony takes place on October 17 from 11 am to 1 pm with the Invocation at 11 am followed by a dedication and unveiling of a plaque that will remain on the wall of the lobby. Remarks by dignitaries.


About CBES:

Founded in 1974, Central Boston Elder Services provides high quality, responsive, supportive services and programs for the elderly and disabled that enable them to remain self-sufficient and in their homes and communities. CBES programs are available to residents living in the Boston neighborhoods of Allston, Brighton, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, North Dorchester, North Jamaica Plain, South End and Roxbury.