John Nugent Interview, March 14, 2023


John Nugent


Mark Spring



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In this interview John Nugent, who served as Missoula Senior Center board president from 2020-2021, talks about how he came to be on the board of the Senior Center, the sources of revenue for the Center, and its activities, including its thrift store, bingo and serving meals to seniors. Nugent served as president in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic began and he discusses the impact of the pandemic on Center services, such as rapidly adapting to provide meals as a drive-through service, and receiving funding from city and federal sources that allowed the Center to continue to provide meals, continue to pay employees, and improve a portion of the Center's HVAC. He also discusses the relationship between Missoula Aging Services and the Center. During the interview Nugent shares the impact of his unexpected diagnosis of multiple myeloma while serving as president. Nugent was interviewed by Mark Spring, who served as Missoula Senior Center board president from 2021-2022.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twenty-first century

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Original Collection

Missoula Senior Center and the COVID 19 Pandemic Oral History Interview, OH 485, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

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Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 485-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:02:44 minutes

Local Filename

OH_485_001.mp3; OH_485_001.pdf

John Nugent Interview, March 14, 2023