Arlington Assisted-Living Center to Be Renamed for Marshall

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County Board members on June 17 renamed the former Oak Springs Assisted Living Facility as the “Mary Marshall Assisted Living Residence.”

The change honors the memory of Marshall, who represented Arlington in the General Assembly for 12 terms.

Marshall “was a true champion for those who are vulnerable and under-served, and she effectively represented their interests and needs over the course of her distinguished legislative career,” County Board Chairman Walter Tejada said.

When it reopens in 2009, the facility will provide a home to 52 senior residents with low incomes and mental, cognitive or physical disabilities.

The county government purchased the property in 2003, and is working with Volunteers of America to renovate it. Funds to operate the facility will be covered by a combination of federal, state and local funding.

Marshall (1921-92) was elected to the House of Delegates in 1965. Defeated in 1969, she again won election in 1971 and served until her retirement in 1991. She was the author of the commonwealth’s first minimum-wage law and sponsored legislation on a host of health and family issues.

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