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Historic changes at Presidential Oaks
Concord, NH
10/06/2017 10:25 AM

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 organization.

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 history.

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 or find us on Facebook.


Cutline: 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.

Krista Marrs
(603) 724-6111
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