Seniors to hold farewell party for Office of Aging director

November 15, 1995|By Ivan Penn | Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF

Vivian Reid, who retires Friday after 19 years as director of the county's Office on Aging, will get a send-off party tomorrow from Howard County's seniors in west Columbia.

The event, at Florence Bain Center in Columbia's Harper's Choice Village, comes as the Office on Aging celebrates its 20th anniversary. Ms. Reid, 70, led the office as it grew from a small operation at the Oakland Mills Village Center to 10 centers that serve more than 3,000 seniors.

"She's been a very good administrator," said Amelia Cressman, chairwoman of the Senior Advocates of Howard County. "She's a unique person. We just wanted to give her a final farewell."

Tomorrow's event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Leonard Vaughan, director of the county's Department of Housing and Community Development, will make a presentation and also will discuss the impact federal cuts are expected to have on senior housing issues.

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