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Partnerships and Progress

Rose Centers for Aging Well Celebrates Partnerships and Progress at June Fundraiser

The Musical Theater Project to receive inaugural Partnerships and Progress Award and joins event for interactive entertainment

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686,

May 4, 2018

The Rose Centers for Aging Well, a subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, will host its annual fundraising event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Conference Center at Benjamin Rose, 11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120.

The theme of this year's event is "Partnerships & Progress." The program includes the inaugural Partnerships and Progress Award, which will be presented to The Musical Theater Project (TMTP), a local nonprofit organization that fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American musical through programs that educate as well as entertain people of all ages.

Special guest speaker at the event is Bill Rudman, Founding Director of The Musical Theater Project. During the event, guests will be invited to participate in a fun, interactive, musical theater experience presented by TMTP, which frequently presents programs in Rose Centers' seven senior center locations.

"The Partnerships and Progress Award recognizes community organizations who have partnered with the Rose Centers for Aging Well and have made a direct impact in the lives of Rose Centers participants," explained Dabney Conwell, Executive Director of the Rose Centers. "The engaging musical programs of TMTP have brought a lot of joy to the Rose Center participants and given them the opportunity to engage in interactive, intergenerational activities."

"Effective collaboration between the Centers, the schools and our teaching artists is essential to our intergenerational programming outcomes," noted Heather Meeker, Co-Director of The Musical Theater Project. "We take pride in fostering those partnerships, so it's especially meaningful to us to be recognized as the first recipient of this award."

The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, program, live auction and raffle.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the operations of the Rose Centers for Aging Well.

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About Rose Centers for Aging Well: Rose Centers ( exists to promote successful aging for Northeast Ohio’s adults by offering opportunities, programs and services that foster choice and independence.  Services provided include home-delivered meals, transportation, hot lunches and wellness programming. Last year the Rose Centers provided over 200,000 meals, and our programs and services enabled more than 2,200 older adults to remain in their homes and active in their communities.

About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ( is a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies.