Potsdam man honored in DC as one of 50 seniors expanding possibilities for aging people
From left are United Helpers Development Director Lori A. Smithers, Dr. Edward I. Gordon, and United Helpers CEO Stephen E. KnightWASHINGTON -- Dr. Edward I. Gordon of Potsdam is one of 50 senior citizens from around the country who have been spotlighted in an exhibit in Washington, D.C. on people who are expanding possibilities for the aging.
LeadingAge's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Exposition featured a "Celebrating Age" exhibit that noted individuals who were noted for making a difference by sharing creative talents and serving others.
Gordon was specifically recognized for his commitment to increasing community awareness of the need to improved services for North Country seniors.
"These older adults selected for this exhibit are living examples of our mission: to expand the possibilities for aging," LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix said. "We honor them for making a difference and transforming the vision of aging in this country."
Gordon has served the Society of the United Helpers for more than 25 years on various boards, unit memberships and committees. Gordon recently co-chaired the $1.3 million capital campaign for the construction of Maplewood Campus and its assisted living program.
LeadingAge is a national association representing more than 5,400 not-for-profit organizations serving older adults. More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their "zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities."
The 50 seniors were honored at a reception during the annual meeting.