New director selected for Center at Belvedere

An organization that seeks to create ways for community members to age in a healthy way and provide educational opportunities for the public has not looked too far to select its next Executive Director. 

The Center at Belvedere has announced Melanie Benjamin will take over the position on November 1, succeeding Peter Thompson. Benjamin is currently the Center’s philanthropy director. 

“Melanie brings together outstanding qualifications and an unwavering commitment to creating healthy aging opportunities for older adults in our community,” says Christine Thalwitz, president of The Center’s Board of Directors and co-chair of the search committee.

Benjamin has over 20 years in nonprofit experience. 

The Center began life in 1960 as The Senior Center and recently completed a move to a new location off of Rio Road on Belvedere Drive in Albemarle County. 

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