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Celebrating 40 years of compassion

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Bay Aging celebrated its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, June 26.
The festivities were held at all three Bay Aging locations as employees were treated to food, games and fun.
Bay Aging CEO Kathy Vesley was on hand at the Warsaw location for the celebration.
“We are celebrating with a refresh of our image and our logo. We have kept the same trusted name of Bay Aging but we have expanded the tag line for dignity at every age, we support independence at every age and our three major divisions of health, housing and transit,” Vesley said. “We’re pleased to look back at the 40 years and the many services that we have developed and the compassion we’ve been able to show people while we’re also looking forward to our next 40 years.”
“With Bay Aging and celebrating our fortieth, I always like to recognize that every day all of our employees get up to make sure the services continue. For some it’s giving a ride to work, or someone who is delivering a meal and sometimes it’s as simple as a visit with someone who’s lonely and it makes their day,” said Vesley.
Transit Director Ken Pollack was very pleased with support from everyone who came out for the anniversary.
“It’s been a great day,” Pollack said “We had a wonderful turnout, we had folks from other divisions come here and celebrate with us. We had the drivers here earlier that came by and had a great meal. It’s exciting to be associated with an agency that’s been here for 40 years.
“Just knowing the work that everybody does and knowing the heart and soul that goes into everything that we do in all the areas and to know that it’s been going on for 40 years is really exciting.”
Jennifer Beck who heads the Division of Aging Services for the Northern Neck was also pleased with the turnout. “I think it’s been a great success, everyone was thrilled to be a part of such a great celebration and we’re proud to have been offering services to the community for forty years, said Beck.
Beck stated that she gets a huge satisfaction with her position with Bay Aging. “We’re changing lives and helping individuals stay in their homes where they want to be, to age in place in a way they choose.

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