Daniel W. Farley, a graduate of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, was recently elected to the executive council of AARP West Virginia.

Farley, a lifelong resident of West Virginia, is currently president and chief executive officer of GlenWood Park Retirement Village in Princeton.

He earned a masters degree in social work in 1971 from what is now the Division of Social Work in the School of Applied Social Sciences at WVU .

Being elected to the executive council of AARP West Virginia is a unique opportunity to represent the fine retired persons of our state,said Farley.I will be involved with issues related to their well being. To be in that position is humbling.

Farley will serve on the seven-member executive council for AARP West Virginia until Dec. 31. He is also a member of the Eberly College Advisory Board.

Farley said his education at WVU was an important step in his career, and he enjoys his continued involvement with the University.

Serving on the Eberly College Advisory Board is a matter of payback for what the University allowed me to learn,Farley said.Im honored to be working for the betterment of students, helping them to be trained by WVU .

The graduate experience at WVU was a step toward the fulfillment of my current career working with the senior community,he added.It helped me hone in on skills in human services and better understand the need for services in West Virginia. My education at WVU was absolutely critical to finding better ways to serve people in West Virginia.

Farley received his doctorate in healthcare management from Century University in New Mexico in 1994 and a bachelors in business administration from Concord College in 1967. He is a certified nursing home administrator through the American College of Health Care Administrators and chairman of the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators licensing board.

Farley has published and presented numerous works on the topics of long-term care management, public policy and social work. In 2005, he was one of West Virginias delegates to the White House Conference on Aging.

GlenWood Park Retirement Village is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is the only church-affiliated continuing care retirement community in the state.

The AARP has over 35 million members and is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and older in the United States. AARP West Virginia has nearly 300,000 members.

For more information contact Farley at 304-425-8128 or dangwp@citlink.net .