SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayor Domenic Sarno welcomed dozens of senior citizens for holiday lunch Tuesday at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center at Blunt Park.

The Mayor’s remarks of welcome and the sharing of the holiday spirit just added to the festival mood. Longtime Senior Center member William Gumlaw told 22News, he’s learned to always participate in what this mecca for active older folks like himself has to offer.

“I’ve been a member here since it opened and I come here every day, and I work out in the gym, and I play pool and I have lunch and meet friends and socialize. It’s a great place to go,” said Gumlaw.