June 17, 2009
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Director Brian Duke Named to Pennsylvania AAA Association Board
Brian Duke, director of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, has been elected to the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A). Mr. Duke was named an at-large member of the board, which affords Pennsylvania’s 52 AAA’s the opportunity to have direct input into broad issues of statewide and national import, while retaining responsiveness to the character and unique needs of each local community. His appointment as a board member begins on July 1, 2009.
“P4A fosters collaboration in advocacy, leadership, training and public policy,” Mr. Duke explained. “Its mission is dedicated to promoting the continued physical, social and economic self-sufficiency of Pennsylvania’s seniors. It also pursues elders’ right to choice and dignity in daily living.”
Mr. Duke, who joined the county during November 2007, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Scranton, a Master of Health Administration from George Washington University, and a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. From 2005-2007, he served as the executive director of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for older citizens.
Mr. Duke also has served as co-chair of the Bucks County Commissioners’ Senior Task Force.
“I join my fellow commissioners in congratulating Mr. Duke on this prestigious appointment,” Commissioner Chairman Charles H. Martin. “It is always inspiring when a member of our staff is recognized for leadership and expertise in their field.”
For information about the wide array of services provided by the Bucks County AAA, please visit any of the county’s 13 senior centers. The AAA executive office is located at 30 East Oakland Ave. in Doylestown Borough (215-348-0510).