Goodwin House President & CEO Kathleen S. Anderson Receives Statewide Honor
Anderson Receives LeadingAge Virginia Stewardship Award
June 27, 2018 – Alexandria, Va. – One of Northern Virginia’s most respected leaders in the field of senior living and care, Kathleen S. Anderson, has received a top honor for her contributions in service to older adults. Anderson, President & CEO of Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI), was presented with the LeadingAge Virginia Stewardship Award at a special ceremony and reception on June 20, 2018.
“Kathy is committed to expanding the world of possibilities for older adults no matter where they call home in the Commonwealth and brings a passion to her work that inspires us all to reimagine aging,” said Melissa Andrews, president and CEO of LeadingAge Virginia. “During the association’s 2014-15 strategic planning process, Kathy demonstrated this passion by challenging our organization to adopt a vision much broader than our membership – ‘Positive Aging for Each Virginian’.”
The Stewardship Award, one of three awards given annually, is designed to recognize an individual or organization that has advanced public trust and confidence in aging services through public service, collaboration, media or other efforts to educate consumers and help them make informed choices. It is awarded to an individual or organization that acts in a manner worthy of trust and respect.
“Kathy was a leader in the development of the LeadingAge Virginia Strategic Plan that is in place today,” said Marilyn Gray, executive director, WindsorMeade Williamsburg in her nomination of Anderson for the award. “At GHI, Kathy has led her teams in innovative program development that includes Goodwin House at Home for seniors who wish to age safely in their own homes and the Goodwin House Alexandria Small House Health Care Center. Both of these ventures are the first of their kind in the National Capital Region.”
Anderson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Temple Foundation, a Northern Virginia senior living organization, and she is a member of the national LeadingAge (LA) Business Strategy Council and Workforce Cabinet. She has served on the LA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as a co-chair of the LA Leadership Circle and as a coach for the LA Leadership Academy.
“I am touched deeply by this award as it recognizes GHI regionally, statewide and across the LeadingAge national family for its commitment to building public trust and confidence and for believing that we as nonprofit organizations are called to change lives and the perceptions about aging,” said Anderson. “It is especially meaningful to receive the Stewardship Award as it captures our philosophy at Goodwin House that everything we have is on loan to us, and that our role is multiply the gifts we have been given.”
About LeadingAge Virginia
LeadingAge Virginia is an association of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients through life plan/continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes, adult day centers and home and community based services founded in 1973. We are not-for-profit organizations working together to expand the world of possibilities for aging.
Celebrating 50 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Today, the strength of GHI begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its reputation as a trusted partner and innovator in reimagining aging.
The growing family of GHI senior living communities and services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two senior Life Plan Communities – Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County, and conveniently near Arlington; an innovative living at home life care and services program – Goodwin House at Home; the Medicare certified Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice now available to adults throughout Northern Virginia; and the new Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with a progressive model of senior care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides support for current and future residents in need and funds programs dedicated to seniors’ well-being and vibrant living.