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Agency on aging to celebrate 40th anniversary

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CLEARWATER — The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc. (AAAPP) serving the Pasco and Pinellas counties will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as an area agency on aging this year.
 
With a mission of advocating, educating and serving seniors and their caregivers in partnership with the community, the AAAPP has a diverse and experienced Board of Directors, Advisory Council, staff and volunteers to support the agency.
 
Over the 40 years, the AAAPP, as a designated Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), has expanded the service delivery system and improved access to information for all persons seeking long-term support in Pasco and Pinellas counties. The non-profit is committed and dedicated to providing service through ongoing network of providers, vendors, and community partners to improve the lives of older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities.
 
The 40th anniversary theme is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Shaping the Future” and will be celebrated by a luncheon at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater on Apr. 4 at 11 a.m. with an exhibitor showcase followed by the luncheon and program at noon.
 
The program will include Jack Harris, WFLA 970, as the master of ceremonies; the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Honor Guards conducting the Presentation of Colors; music by The Old Smoothies Barbershop Quartet and dancing by The Silver Follies; and special recognition of Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Representative Will Weatherford.
 
Tickets to the event are $50 per person. RSVP by March 24. Limited sponsorships and advertising opportunities are available. Contact Helen King, (727) 570-9696, ext. 210; email her at Helen.king@aaapp.org; or log onto www.agingcarefl.org/annual-luncheon/ for additional information.

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