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June 29, 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Celebrate 2011 Senior Fun Fest 

Component of ‘One City Summer Fun’ Comprehensive Program to Offer Traditional Picnic and Insight Into District’s Summer Programming for Seniors

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray will be joined by Dr. John M. Thompson, Director, D.C. Office on Aging (OAG); Jesus Aguirre, Director, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR); Jacqueline C. Arguelles, Chairperson, DC Commission on Aging; and Emma P. Ward, Ms. Senior DC 2011, to present remarks regarding healthy, fun, safe and fit activities available to District residents this summer.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 10 am
Oxon Run Park
9th Street and Valley Avenue SE
(Directly behind the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center)
Washington, DC 20020

BACKGROUND: The 2011 Senior Fun Fest will attract more than 1,500 seniors from citywide recreation centers and Office on Aging sites. The event provides seniors with an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor event with lunch, entertainment, health screenings, music, board games and senior information exhibitors.

This is another component of the “One City Summer Fun … Something for Everyone” rollout. One City Summer Fun is a wide-ranging and expanded citywide partnership among District government agencies, community and faith-based organizations and private-sector groups.