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Mayor Bowser to Designate the DC Office on Aging as the Department on Aging and Community Living

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Originally Introduced by Former Mayor Marion Barry, New Designation Will Expand the Mission of the Department

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, February 8, at 12:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will sign the District of Columbia Department on Aging and Community Living Amendment Act of 2018. This legislation will designate the District of Columbia Office on Aging as the Department on Aging and Community Living.

An earlier version of this bill was introduced by former Mayor and then Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry in 2013. The bill will elevate the mission of the department and create parity with other Health and Human Services Departments.

When:
Friday, February 8, at 12:30 pm

Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds
Laura Newland, Director, DC Office on Aging
Commissioner Guleford Bobo, Chair, Commission on Aging

Where:
Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center
3500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Congress Heights Metro Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).