D.C. Andrus Award Honorees

10/28/2013, 9:06 a.m.

Vera Abbott and Charles Tilley are this year's 2013 Andrus Award winners, an honor given in recognition of exemplary community service by AARP. The award was presented by the AARP-DC State Office at its annual recognition luncheon held on Thursday, Oct. 17 on the Spirit Cruise in Southwest. Abbott was recognized for more than 22 years of advocacy work on behalf of AARP and for establishing AARP Chapter #4870 in Anacostia/Bellevue/Congress Heights. Talley, a full-time volunteer, founded the WorkSearch Program that provides retirees with the tools needed to stay competitive in the workforce. Also pictured are Louis C. Davis, Jr., AARP DC State Director; and Mercy Morganfield, DC State President. /Photo by DR Barnes