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  • Aging Together 5 Over 50 News Release: 5/4/2021

    5 Over 50 Honorees Celebrated during Older Americans Month
    In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in our region as friends, neighbors, businesses and nonprofit organizations have found new ways to support each other during the ongoing pandemic and the challenges it’s introduced.

    In our community, older adults are a key source of this strength. Through their experiences, successes, and difficulties, they have built resilience that helps them to face new challenges. When communities tap into this, they become stronger too.

    Each May, the Administration for Community Living (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) leads the celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). This year’s theme is Communities of Strength, recognizing the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.

    One way Aging Together underscores the ACL’s annual designation is to honor five older adults in our own region, one from each county, in the “5 Over 50” celebration. This year’s honorees exemplify their contributions to building Communities of Strength in their own distinctive way. A short bio of each is follows this press release.

    Event Specifics
    Date: May 20, 2021
    Time: 6:30pm
    Venue: Virtual on Facebook Live (www.facebook/agingtogether) You do not have to be a member of Facebook to view.
    Presented by: Culpeper Media Network
    Sponsored by: AARP Virginia, Culpeper Star Exponent, Culpeper Human Services, Innovative Insurance Group/Sharon Accardo, Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, Skyline CAP
    Culpeper County:                      Mr. Frank Bossio
    Fauquier County:                      Ms. Liz Danielson
    Madison County:                      Ms. Delano "Dink" Kreis  
    Orange County:                         Ms. Donalda Lovelace
    Rappahannock County:             Ms. Mimi Forbes 
    The mission of Aging Together is, through partnerships, to connect people to communities and resources to improve quality of life as we age. Aging Together serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock.

    For more on Older Americans Month: www.acl.gov