(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser recognized 61 District centenarians at the 33rd Annual Salute to DC Centenarians, a luncheon to honor the tremendous contributions made by DC residents who are 100 years old or older.
“Today, we recognize the extraordinary DC seniors who got us to where we are today and continue to help move us forward,” said Mayor Bowser. “My administration is committed to making the investments that keep DC an age-friendly city – where we grow together, age together, and, like we did today, celebrate together.”
Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal includes significant investments to enable seniors to live independently in their homes and communities:
- $2 million increase for Safe at Home to support ability of senior residents to age in place.
- $5.2 million to expand the “Keep Housing Affordable Tax Credit,” increasing the maximum tax credit to $1,200 and increasing the income ceiling thresholds for residents age 70 and older to $80,000.
- Expedite the delivery of the new $11.4 million senior wellness site in Ward 8 by two years.
Through Age-Friendly DC, a citywide initiative guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bowser Administration has worked to transform Washington, DC into an easier place to grow older.
For more information on recognizing centenarians in Washington, DC, contact Darlene Nowlin, Community Relations Specialist, DC Department of Aging and Community Living, at (202) 727-8364 or [email protected].gov.