Pictured at pre-event reception are (from left) headliner, Mack Dryden; Francia Smith, marketing director for Arden Courts of Annandale/Arden Courts of Fair Oaks, presenting sponsor and Richard Duesterhause, SCOV Board chair
The audience was rolling in the aisles when world class comedian, Mack Dryden, appeared at the 2015 benefit performance for the Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV). SCOV provides services, personal enrichment and volunteer opportunities for adults 50+ in Oakton, Vienna, Merrifield, Dunn Loring and portions of Fairfax and Reston. To learn more about SCOV, visit their website at www.scov.org or call Michelle Scott, executive director at 703-281-5088, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dryden is a veteran of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno, plus dozens of other TV shows including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian along with several feature films. Not to mention 125 episodes of the syndicated show “Comedy Break with Mack & Jamie” that he hosted with his comedy team partner. He was hand-picked by Bill Maher to write on the acclaimed show ABC’s Politically Incorrect.
In 2014, the National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) recognized the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna with their Program of the Year Award. Rhonda Anderson, executive director, NVCN, stated “The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is an outstanding example of how volunteers are making a difference in the lives of those who need just a little help to remain independent and a valued part of the community.”
Each year more than 250 volunteers at SCOV serve as medical drivers, companion drivers, friendly callers and visitors, health and wellness counselors, fundraisers and grant writers. These volunteers run programs such as Lunch n’ Life, Adventures in Learning, trips and outings, special events, and caregivers’ support groups. To learn more about SCOV or to volunteer visit their website at www.scov.org or call Michelle Scott, executive director at 703 281-5088, email@example.com.