NEWS & HAPPENINGS
AHA Board Vice Chair Jane King will be honoured with the Annie B. Rose Lifetime Achievement Award of the Alexandria Commission on Aging for her years-long devotion “to significantly enhancing the community, especially to advancing social justice and ageing concerns.”
King chaired the Commission for our years and oversaw the role of the Commission in developing the Strategic Plan on Aging.
The award will be presented on Tuesday, May 12 at 6pm in City Hall.
Board Member Alan Dinsmore will be honored on May 23 with the Celebration of Life Award of Mary’s House for Older Adults. Mary’s House is a facility still being developed in the District of Columbia to provide affordable housing for older members of the LGBT community.
Dinsmore is an openly gay member of the Alexandria Commission on Aging.
The award recognizes individuals who work “has been instrumental in decreasing social isolation among LGBT elders.”
Mitch Opalski, a member of AHA’s Advisory Council, has won the Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award from the Commission on Aging.
The award recognizes a person who “has made outstanding contributions to elevating the quality of life for older Alexandrians.” The award ceremony will be Tuesday, May 12 at 6pm in City Hall.