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Mayor Bowser to Recognize Businesses that Excel at Serving Older Adults

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

(Washington, DC) On Thursday, Mayor Bowser will attend a recognition breakfast and give remarks celebrating businesses that have exhibited best practices in serving, training, and employing older adults.

The event is sponsored by Verizon and will recognize thirty-two businesses as Age-Friendly Businesses. An Age-Friendly Business must meet a number of best practices in each of four categories: personnel, physical facility, products and services, and print and web materials. The Age-Friendly Business Initiative is an effort that spawned out of the Age-Friendly DC initiative and is led by private sector leaders. Age-Friendly DC Task Force member, Mario Acosta-Velez, spearheads the initiative.

Leaders from each of the recognized businesses will receive a certificate and window decal, designating them an Age-Friendly Business. The event is hosted by the Washington DC Economic Partnership, which manages the business selections and designations. 


Thursday, May 19 at 9 am


Brenda Donald, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember
Keith Sellars, President & CEO, Washington DC Economic Partnership
Mario Acosta-Velez, Director of State Government Affairs for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Verizon & Chair of the Age-Friendly Business Initiative


Washington DC Economic Partnership
1495 F Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Metro Center Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36, 52*

Press interested in attending the event should RSVP to [email protected] by 5 pm on May 18.