For the first time since
1883, the Presidential Oaks Governing Board will include three Trustees who are
not members of the Odd Fellows fraternity.
Charles J. Fanaras,
RPh, president and owner of The Prescription Center and New England Pharmacy
Service; Tina L. Annis, Esq. of Annis & Zellers, PLLC, and Paul Provost,
CFP, President of MillRiver Wealth Management were elected during the Annual
Meeting of the Incorporators on Sept. 27, 2017.
The nominations of these
Concord business leaders marks a significant change in the make-up of the Board
of Trustees and emphasizes the progressive vision of this non-profit
In 1883, the Odd
Fellows Fraternity opened NH Odd Fellows Home to care for widows and orphans
before evolving into a retirement home for fraternity members. In 1932, the
“new” building was dedicated – which still stands at 200 Pleasant Street. In
1965, the Home opened its doors to the public, but the oversight has, until
this historic event, remained with a Board of Trustees comprised only of
members of the fraternity.
Connecting to the Greater Concord
community is an important part of Presidential Oaks’ mission. Residents of the
Greater Concord area are invited to enjoy various events such as dinners,
performances, fairs and the widely popular Summer Concerts on the Green series at
Presidential Oaks. Presidential Oaks residents also enjoy the community
courtesy of lunch dates, shopping trips, excursions and other outings,
compliments of the Presidential Oaks bus.
“We have made great strides in
connecting our residents to the Greater Concord community, so this is a natural
progression,” said Anne Purington, Chief Executive Officer. “It’s now time to
connect the business side of this organization to the community as well, and we
could think of no better business leaders to do so.”
The three nominees
have extensive roots in the Concord community and bring a wealth of knowledge
to expand upon the mission at Presidential Oaks.
Fanaras has worked
at The Prescription Center his entire career, and purchased the pharmacy in
1989. He is involved in numerous community organizations, such as The Concord
Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Concord Hospital, NH Independent Pharmacy
Association, The Hundred Club and the Independent Pharmacy Alliance.
Annis has been
advising Greater Concord Area families for more than 15 years on all aspects of
estate planning, elder law, and Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care. She
volunteers her time for a variety of organizations, including the Alzheimer’s
Association and the Red River Theater.
Provost is the
President of MillRiver Wealth Management and came to Merrimack County Savings Bank
in 2002 to create the Wealth Management Division. In 2015 he led the successful
creation of MillRiver Wealth Management, a subsidiary of New Hampshire Mutual
Bancorp. Provost volunteers for the Concord Boys and Girls Club, The Capital
Region of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Bishop Brady High School.
The induction of the
new Board Members marks a significant milestone in Presidential Oaks’ rich
Presidential Oaks offers a full
continuum of care for Concord Area seniors including all-inclusive independent
living, medical-model assisted living, skilled rehabilitation and recovery,
long-term living, and hospice care. For more information or to schedule a tour,
call 724-6100, visit www.presidentialoaks.org or find us on Facebook.
Three local business leaders have been named to the Presidential Oaks Governing
Board after their nominations were accepted at the Annual Incorporators Meeting
on Sept. 27. From left, Charles Fanaras, owner of The Prescription Center; Tina
Annis, Esq. of Annis & Zellers PLLC and Paul Provost, President of
MillRiver Wealth Management. This marks the first time in Odd Fellows history
that three Trustees are not members of the fraternal organization.