On November 7, 2012, Partners in Aging (PiA) awarded its first annual Gratitude Award to Dr. Wayland Marks. Dr. Marks has always had a passion for providing care to the older members of our community, and he was one of the first physicians to obtain the American Board of Internal Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. To honor the recently retired Dr. Marks, the award has been renamed the Dr. Wayland Marks Gratitude Award and will be given annually to a person who exemplifies the principal of advocating for the senior population of Fredericksburg.
The 2016 award was given to Pat Holland, a charter member of Partners in Aging, and advocate for older adults in our community through Rappahannock Agency on Aging.
The next award ceremony will be November 2017.