‘It’s why I’m still moving’: 95-year-old finally retires from foster role

We first met Manning in 2015.

At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a ‘foster grandparent.’

On Friday, dozens gathered at Florian Hall to celebrate her retirement after 27 years of giving back.

“I got a lot out of the kids and I think the kids got a lot out of me,” Manning told Boston 25 News. “That’s why I’m still moving.”  WATCH