By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
The Alexandria Commission on Aging opened nominations for its annual Excellence in Aging Awards on Tuesday.
The awards program will be held virtually on May 10 and it aims to honor community members, regardless of their age, and organizations that have “provided service to older Alexandrians or demonstrated superior contributions in advancing issues and projects that favorably affect older Alexandrians,” according to a news release.
The awards are divided into four categories: the Annie B. Rose Lifetime Award; the Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award; the Excellence in Aging Award for an Organization and the Public Service Award. Previous award winners include Torpedo Factory leader and former member of the Virginia House of Delegates Marian Van Landingham and Del Pepper, who retired in December after 36 years on City Council. To nominate a resident or organization, go here.