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Mayor Bowser Presents 2018 Senior Fest

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Annual, Age-Friendly Picnic Celebrates Residents Across All Wards

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contacts: 
Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]


(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, June 28, Mayor Bowser’s DC Department of Parks and Recreation will celebrate Senior Fest, an annual picnic bringing together thousands of District seniors to enjoy free food, live entertainment, music, health exhibits, board games and guest speakers. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oxon Run Park.

“As Washington, DC continues to grow, we are committed to ensuring that our seniors have the resources and support they need to live active, connected, healthy, and engaged lives across all eight wards,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “In addition to hosting fantastic events like Senior Fest, we will continue to invest in programs like Safe at Home that help our seniors age in place in the city and neighborhoods they call home.”

Since taking office in 2015, Mayor Bowser has launched a range of innovative initiatives that support the city’s senior residents, including launching Safe at Home, a program that helps seniors age in place, and Age-Friendly DC – a coordinated, comprehensive, and collective effort that helps residents stay active and healthy.

WHAT:
2018 Senior Fest

WHEN:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHO:
Keith A. Anderson, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Laura Newman, Director, DC Office on Aging
Phil Mendleson, Chairman, DC Council
Vincent Gray, Councilmember, Ward 7
The Marquees, Marvin Gaye’s Original Group

WHERE:
Oxon Run Park 900 Wheeler Rd & Valley Ave., SE

For more information or to RSVP visit DPR.events.

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About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.