Tue09302014

Senior Lifestyles

Avenidas honors local residents for community service commitment

Roy and Penny Lave of Los Altos and Mary Davey of Los Altos Hills are among the area residents chosen to receive Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement 2007 Awards for their commitment to community service.

Roy Lave, a former Los Altos mayor, serves as founding chairman of the Los Altos Community Foundation; and Penny Lave, also a former Los Altos mayor, volunteers for local hospitals, schools and theatres. Davey supports environmental and fair-housing initiatives and acts as an advocate for women and seniors.

Other honorees include Dr. Walter Bortz of Portola Valley, an advocate for senior health and fitness; Kirke Comstock of Portola Valley, councilman and former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley; Jean Lane of Portola Valley, who supports conservation causes and serves on the boards of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Filoli Center in Woodside; and Dr. Carolyn Compton and Dr. Patricia Morrissey of Palo Alto, founders of the Morrissey/Compton Educational Center, a resource for children with learning differences.

"The mid-Peninsula boasts such a pool of talented, dedicated people that it is always an exciting challenge for us to select the best candidates to honor," said Avenidas CEO Lisa Hendrickson. "This group of honorees has made a real difference by their actions, and we are grateful we can show our appreciation in a public way."

Recipients of the Lifetimes of Achievement 2007 Awards will be honored at a garden party in May. Proceeds from the event will benefit Avenidas, a non-profit provider of senior services.

For more information on Avenidas, visit www.avenidas.org.

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