Mary's House for Older Adults Honors
Public Servants and Citizen Activists
At annual "Party with a Purpose"
Washington, D.C., May 6, 2016 - The board of directors of Mary's House for Older Adults is proud to announce five award recipients who will be honored for their outstanding support and service at the fourth annual Party with a Purpose, Old School Dance, Saturday, May 28, 2016, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 "I" Street, SW, Washington, DC.
This year's honorees are:
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, The Eleanor Holmes Norton Award for Extraordinary Service to LGBTQ Elders and Older Adults by a Public Servant
  • Dr. Ron Simmons, Celebration of Life Award
  • The Montgomery College Advanced Media Production Class, The Youth-in-Action Award
  • Cecelia Hayden Smith, Volunteer of the Year Award
  • The DC Eagle, Community Service Award
"The success of Mary's House depends on the unselfish support of many volunteers and community activists," said Dr. Imani Woody, CEO and founder of Mary's House for Older Adults, "and we are delighted to recognize the best of the best at our annual fundraising event."
Tickets for the 2016 Party with a Purpose, Old School Dance, are $40 in advance, and $45 at the door (if available). Tickets can be purchased online at
or by calling: 202-269-5736, 240-432-5996 or 202-277-2498
About Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc., in Washington, D.C.: Mary's House will be the first residence of its kind in Washington, DC, and one of several in the United States that will target affordable housing for LGBT older adults. Mary's House will assist in the elimination of overt and subtle discriminatory behaviors, specifically in housing toward people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender as they age and experience the need for a more shared communal living environment. For more information, please visit