Readers who are familiar with Medford Leas today find it hard to believe that in the early days, meetings and performances were held in the area that now houses the Library and the Lounge.

Today’s new large bus and the van, equipped with a wheelchair lift, make the bus used in the 1970’s look like an antique — but it got residents there and back.

Old Bus

Old Bus

Van with Wheelchair Lift

Van with Wheelchair Lift

New Bus

New Bus

Everyone who lives on the Medford campus is familiar with Bob Wasson, today’s letter carrier. In the ‘70s, the regular carrier for Medford Leas was a woman, and her vehicle doesn’t compare with the one Bob drives. When Bob first started working for the Medford Post Office, he was the Tuesday substitute for this lady.
Wasson Predecessor
Bob Wasson
One of Medford Leas’ earliest employees was Doris Wallace, who started work here in 1971 assisting her mother-in-law in housekeeping. Today, Doris is Director of Environmental Services.
Doris Wallace
Back in 1975, when Bill Murphy worked in Maintenance, he was named employee of the month. Today he is Director of Operations.
Bill Murphy

Happy Birthday Medford Leas

Silo