Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - May 6, 2011

Engagement, ingenuity and service

Avenidas acknowledges seniors with 2011 Lifetimes of Achievement Awards

Each year, Palo Alto nonprofit Avenidas honors senior citizens age 65 and older who've made significant contributions to the community, professionally and through volunteer service.

This year, the honorees are former Mayor Jim Burch of Palo Alto, career-adaptation expert Betsy Collard of Mountain View, environmental and education volunteer Jan Fenwick of Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Celebrity Speaker Series Director Dick Henning of Mountain View, League of Women Voters leader Veronica Tincher of Palo Alto and senior-housing advocates Bill and the late Carolyn Reller of Palo Alto.

The honorees will be celebrated at a public reception Sunday, May 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at a garden party at a local home. The event is sponsored by Avenidas, Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online.

Tickets can be purchased for $75 by contacting Avenidas at 650-289-5445 or online at www.avenidas.org. Proceeds from the reception benefit senior programs at Avenidas.

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