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The American Society on Aging grants a Rise Fellowship to Helpful Village CEO

At the start of this new year we have some exciting news to share! The American Society on Aging has granted our CEO, Manuel Acevedo, an ASA Rise Fellowship and we couldn’t be more proud.

This program recognizes leaders from minority groups who are making a difference in the Aging space and selected 30 fellows nationwide to join the inaugural cohort of this important program. We feel blessed that ASA is recognizing the hard work Manuel has invested over the years to advance the Village Movement and we are grateful for ASA’s work to support diversity and give voice to all in the field of Aging.

In Manuel’s application form, he highlighted the great work that Villages across the nation are doing with Helpful Village technology, so we immediately wanted to share this good news with Villages across the nation and thank them for all they do!

The American Society on Aging has invited Manuel to present at their On Aging conference in April 2022 in New Orleans LA and we believe it is a great opportunity to continue to raise awareness about Villages. We have already solicited the Village to Village Network about ideas for our presentation that could help us shed light on the Village Movement at the conference, but if you are reading this message and have an idea to help others understand what Villages do, please do not hesitate to let us know.

As new variants of the COVID virus seem to shake the prospect of a return to a pre-pandemic way of life, we believe this is a great opportunity to spread the word about the Village Movement as a key resource to help Older Adults navigate our changing way of life.

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