Experts agree about the best way to prevent both mental and physical decline: dance. Mary Griffin is living proof. At 88 years old, she inspires both young and old with her entertaining tap dance and singing performances.
But that’s not all she does!
After her her husband died, she sold their fruit and vegetable farm, then helped her town transform it into a community jewel named Griffin Park.
In 1993, she won the title of Ms. NH Senior America. The competition was created to showcase women who overcame adversity and had stories of achievement and hope. She went on to serve five years as the pageant’s state director. Mary’s talent, charm and common sense make her a shining star.
In 1999, Ms. Griffin was elected as a State Representative to the New Hampshire House. She won every election since, and for the last four years, has had perfect attendance at each roll call. This lady shows up for work and is a formidable, no nonsense legislator.
Mary is a formal legal secretary. After her retirement, she hosted her own Cable Access television show, volunteered time as her town’s Planning Board Secretary, acted as a member of the town’s Capital Improvement Committee, and was Vice Chairman of Crimeline of Southern NH.
According to her, it’s not always easy being a woman “of a certain age, and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. You must have an attitude. And believe me, I have a big one. You have to come out of your shell.”
We applaud you, Ms. Griffin. And, we bow to you.