"Emmaus Services for the Aging is one of the most dependable agencies in the area, providing care with compassion and dedication. It has strong ties to the other service agencies, the religious community and the private sector. Bread for the City supports Emmauss tireless efforts to bring services and comfort to our senior population. We are proud to be in partnership with this wonderful and reliable organization."
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Our heart-shaped logo was designed by a volunteer, Gabriele Crisler. One interpretation of it would be that the inward journey of personal fulfillment and the outward journey of social justice are the same journey.
this page to learn about our staff and Board of Directors. Check
out the story from WUSA 9 featuring Emmaus and our own Sam Kilpatrick!
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About Dr. Flemming:
Dr. Arthur S. Flemming was Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare in the Eisenhower Administration and an important force in the shaping of Social Security policy for more than four decades. Dr. Flemming's government career began in 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him to the U.S. Civil Service Commission.He was a member of the Hoover Commission which studied the organization of the federal government in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The President of three universities, Dr. Flemming was the Chairman of the White House Conference on Aging in 1971 and was appointed U.S. Commissioner on Aging by President Nixon. Dr. Flemming was also a co-founder of the Save Our Security coalition, a Social Security advocacy group. In 1978 he founded Emmaus Services for the Aging in conjunction with leaders from five downtown congregations.
He was the recipient of two Presidential Medals of Freedom, one in 1957 from President Eisenhower and the second one bestowed on him in 1994 by President Clinton. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, said of Flemming: "He was one of the great intellects of social policy, combining extraordinary knowledge with a rare gift for policy-making."
visit this link to read more about our founder and hear a speech he
gave at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Social Security Act!
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