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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 and type of transportation they need.

Along with innovative transportation solutions like ConnectorCard, Seabury’s Connector provided over 140,000 free trips to and from medical appointments for District of Columbia older adults last year. The program also worked with DCOA and area nonprofits to provide over 170,000 trips delivering meals to homebound and disabled seniors. It is through the combination of modern transportation solutions and the incredible scale of impact that Connector was recognized by N4A. For more information on the ConnectorCard or other Connector programs call (202)727-7771.

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