Telegram com, Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 11:06 AM
By: Amanda Roberge, Correspondent
DEVENS – Since Devens was decommissioned as an Army base in 1996, it has slowly gained momentum as a viable residential and business community. The most recent addition to the growing business community is Dragonfly Wellness Center, which brings together different modalities for healing under one roof.
Anne Ferguson said she has dreamed of opening such a center for more than 10 years and wound up taking the substantial risk – leaving her full-time career as a registered nurse for Tufts Medical Center and taking a loan of $330,000 from the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, better known as MassDevelopment – due in no small part to the death of her brother, Dan, six years ago.
“I have felt him all along, through every step, even when it seemed like a crazy thing to do – like such a huge gamble,” she said. “Because that’s how he lived his life. He wasn’t afraid to try something, to dream.”