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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate the Holidays With More than 3,500 Seniors at Annual Event

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Mayor Bowser’s Celebration and Luncheon is a Featured Event and Part of Her Overall Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan, Showcasing the District’s Commitment to Happy and Healthy Seniors

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, December 12, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will host the 20th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration and highlight her Administration’s efforts in creating an Age-Friendly, inclusive city for all residents. The event, to be held at the DC Armory, is expected to draw more than 3,500 District seniors ages 60+ and will feature health and wellness demonstrations, informational exhibits and live entertainment. Volunteers from the DC National Guard, Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Navy, PEPCO, and DC Public School’s JROTC program will join the Bowser Administration in serving a hot lunch for the seniors.

In October, Mayor Bowser released the “Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan,” a structure to ensure DC residents of every age are active, connected, healthy, engaged, and happy in their environment. Last fall, Washington, DC was recognized as a top Age-Friendly City by the World Health Organization (WHO) and AARP, and this year’s updated Age Friendly plan provided guidance for building on the District’s successes. The Bowser Administration has remained focused on keeping the city affordable for seniors and residents at all stages of life – specifically outlining in her Fiscal Year 2019 budget that senior property taxes be capped while also investing $4.5 million in the Safe at Home program, making it possible for more residents to age safely in their own homes and communities.

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 12, at 11 am
Event time is 10 am – 2 pm
  
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Laura Newland, Executive Director, DC Office of Aging
Phyllis Jordan, Ms. Senior DC 
Robert Frye, Emcee, WPFW 89.3 FM and WYCB 1340 AM
  
WHERE:
DC Armory
2001 East Capitol Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Stadium Army Metro Station*