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DC Office on Aging and Seabury Connector Awarded for Innovation

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), which represents over 600 agencies across the United States, awarded the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) the 2015 Aging Achievement Award for Seabury Connector, an example of “aging programs that exemplify innovation and sound management practices.” Aurora Delespin-Jones, DCOA Program Analyst, accepted the award along with Lester Wynn, former Connector Director, and Leonard Knight, Connector’s Alternative Transportation Coordinator, in Philadelphia on July 12. At the same conference on July 13, Mr. Knight spoke about the success of the ConnectorCard, a subsidized, prepaid, transportation debit card that allows seniors to select the method a

6 things people with vision loss should know about before going to the eye doctor

About 38 million Americans have eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts – common causes of vision loss, low vision and blindness. As Baby Boomers age, the numbers are expected to double in the near future. Individuals with low or no vision sometimes feel they have reached the end of the road with their vision problem because their sight cannot be restored, but it is essential that they continue to see an eye doctor regularly and that they are informed advocates for their own eye health. On July 23, ophthalmologist Michael Summerfield spoke at “Eye Care is for Everyone,” a free public event at the Seabury Resources for Aging Center f

Connecting is Part of the Job

When Tammie Felder-Herring, Seabury Connector Driver, enters her vehicle, she happily prepares for whatever the day may bring. “Every day is different but a complete joy. I love talking to the older adults and cherish the time I spend with them,” Felder-Herring says. During her rides with her customers, she says she gets a chance to learn about their lives, their children, and even their plans for dinner. “I see a lot of the same people weekly. I know their patterns and they know mine. It’s much more than just a driver and rider relationship,” she says. What motivates Felder-Herring to always greet her customers with a cheerful smile and a listening ear is her own experience of caring for lo

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