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Aram Garabedian, managing partner of the Warwick Mall was honored Wednesday with the first presentation of an award by the mayor’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities for his efforts to make the mall accessible to people with disabilities. According to member Pat Seltzer, the commission is seeking nominations of other individuals and businesses that have likewise paid special attention to the needs of the disabled. “This is a brand new initiative,” she said, “we want to reward them because they go out of their way to help.” In accepting the award, Garabedian said his mother instilled in him the desire to help others. And he added, “While I’m 77, I feel about 40.” The award coincided with the Senior Living Expo at the mall. In addition to nomination for an award, Seltzer said the commission is also looking for new members. She urged those with a nomination or seeking additional information about the commission to contact her at 468-4103. Here, Garabedian is pictured with Mayor Scott Avedisian, who made the presentation, and commission members. (Warwick Beacon photo)

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