The 43rd Annual n4a Conference was recently held in Chicago, IL. The National Association for Area Agencies on Aging presented awards to individuals and regional agencies who exemplify the n4a mission. Flint’s own Kathryn Boles, President & CEO of the Valley Area Agency on Aging, was awarded the n4a Excellence in Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and Title VI directors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities at the local, state or national level in advancing the mission of the Older Americans Act and preparing communities for our nation’s rapidly aging population. [kad_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/RpXvh3aDwyo” ] Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) provides advocacy, programs and services to assist seniors in Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer Counties. Created in 1974, this private, non-profit organization is committed to helping older adults and people with disabilities to remain living independently for as long as possible. For additional information about VAAA, please call Valley Area Agency on Aging at (810) 239-7671, or visit our website at www.valleyareaaging.org.