Former florist receives special lifetime achievement award

AYER — Dottie Bambini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nashoba Park, the assisted living community she calls home. The awards ceremony recognized his personal and professional achievements.

In 1964 Bambini and her husband Mario bought the Neponset Parkway greenhouses in Hyde Park. The couple owned the busy flower shop for 18 years, working regularly seven days a week. To this day, Bambini still has a passion for flowers and can be found creating arrangements for the room every Wednesday. dining in Nashoba Park and other spaces around the assisted living community. Her favorite flowers are roses and carnations.

  • Christine Masci, director of EnrichedLIFE at Nashoba Park, Dottie Bambini, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Elaine Sullivan at Flowers by Stella in Ayer. (Courtesy of Nashoba Park)

  • Donnie Bambini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nashoba...

    Donnie Bambini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nashoba Park, the assisted living facility she calls home. Bambini and her husband Mario owned a flower shop in Hyde Park for 18 years and her love of flowers lives on. (Courtesy of Nashoba Park)

  • Donnie Bambini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nashoba...

    Donnie Bambini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nashoba Park, the assisted living facility she calls home. Bambini and her husband Mario owned a flower shop in Hyde Park for 18 years and her love of flowers lives on. (Courtesy of Nashoba Park)

To honor her history as an accomplished florist, Nashoba Park hosted a special outing to Flowers by Stella in Ayer, where Bambini could explore the shop and even make her own arrangement.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate Dottie with a Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Kimberly Gagnon, General Manager of Nashoba Park. “It’s important for us to combat the anonymity that can come with aging by recognizing that each of our residents has an important story to share.

Nashoba Park is a Volunteers of America Massachusetts nonprofit assisted living community located in Ayer.

For more information, visit www.nashobapark.com.

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