FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Founders Ball. Senior Services of Alexandria held the gala to honor five of the people who began the organization 40 years ago: Nelson Greene Sr, Nancy Kelly, Mary Ann Ormes, Lewis Stearman and William Vosbeck.
I have worked with all of these people in one way or another for many years and am proud to be here tonight to recognize their leadership and the accomplishments of Senior Services, said Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille.
In 1968, Senior Services began as Senior Citizens Employment Service when 17 visionaries came together in the offices of the Alexandria Gazette to apply for a federal demonstration grant. We began with a small amount of federal money, got the City of Alexandria involved and are here tonight to celebrate the organizations many accomplishments, said Lewis Stearman in a video that those at the ball watched. We have a lot to be proud of, those few of us who are still here and those who are not.
Saturday nights program featured a video containing interviews with the five honorees; a silent auction and dancing to the music of the T. C. Williams High School Jazz Band. The event raised nearly $50,000 to support Senior Services programs.
Senior Services of Alexandria provides transportation for the elderly and for those with disabilities; Meals on Wheels, which delivers meals to those unable to cook for themselves; employment counseling and money management assistance.
For more information, visit Senior Services web site at www.alexseniorservices.org.