Dragonfly Wellness opens at former Red Cross site
Sentinel & Enterprise
By: Joyce. L. Faiola , Correspondent
UPDATED: 08/18/2015 07:02:43 AM EDT
DEVENS — “This is a happy day,” declared Anne Ferguson at the opening of the Dragonfly Wellness Center earlier this month. “Today marks the culmination of almost two years of effort to unlock our doors here at 176 Jackson Road.
“Marty Jones, president and CEO of MassDevelopment, headed the team that facilitated Ferguson’s ownership of the former Red Cross building, built by the U.S. Army in 1941. The elegant, white T-shaped structure formerly housed members of an essential support staff for troops posted at Devens.
Ferguson, who spent 30 years as a registered nurse in critical care, opened the Dragonfly Wellness Center with two loans totaling $330,000; $135,000 was used to purchase the building and $195,000 was spent to renovate the two-acre property.