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Senior Volunteers Recognized

From left: Jane Rudolph, director, Department of Parks and Recreation; Walter Tejada, chairman, Arlington County Board, and Cheryl Johnson, manager, Office of Senior Adult Programs.

From left: Jane Rudolph, director, Department of Parks and Recreation; Walter Tejada, chairman, Arlington County Board, and Cheryl Johnson, manager, Office of Senior Adult Programs. Photo Contributed

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New officers of Senior Adult Council, from left, are treasurer Cindy Miller, co-chair Virginia Blake, chair Jerrilyn Andrews and Department of Parks and Recreation director Jane Rudolph.

Citing a total of 26,364 volunteer hours by 308 seniors who volunteered their time and efforts last year with the Office of Senior Adult Programs, County Board chairman Walter Tejada said these seniors provided $618,235 in equity.

Tejada was the guest speaker at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon sponsored by the Office of Senior Adult Programs and hosted by The Jefferson Retirement Community. Tejada also praised OSAP programming which includes fitness, education, wellness, travel, arts and sports.

Jane Rudolph, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, installed the 2013-2014 officers of Arlington’s Senior Adult Council: chair, Jerrilyn Andrews; co-chair, Virginia Blake; vice chair, Vera Libeau; secretary, Daena Kluegel, and treasurer, Cindy Miller.

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Office of Senior Adult Programs manager Cheryl Johnson (center) presented special recognition awards for exemplary leadership to Jim August (left), Jerrilyn Andrews (right) and to Betty Lou Adkins who was not present.

Cheryl Johnson, manager of OSAP, presented leadership awards to Betty Lou Adkins, Jerrilyn Andrews and Jim August. Johnson also recognized the senior adult advisory committees at each senior center including Arlington Mill, Aurora Hills, Culpepper Garden, Langston-Brown, Lee and Walter Reed plus the sports and fitness, travel and peer transitions committees.

For more information about OSAP and senior center programs, call 703-228-4721 or check the website at www.arlingtonva.us, click on 55+ Guide.