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Area Agency on Aging Presents Awards at Annual Meeting


  Posted on December 8, 2015

Area Agency on Aging Presents Awards at Annual Meeting

                                                           

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Mid Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield.  There were nearly 350 seniors, service providers, Board, Advisory Council members, staff and other dignitaries in attendance. 

 

Chief Executive Officer Duana Patton and President of the Board of Trustees, Jerod Them presided over the program and meeting which highlighted accomplishments of the Area Agency on Aging for 2015. 

 

The Area Agency on Aging also presented annual awards which included:  Project Collaboration Award – Scripps Gerontology Center (Miami University) and the Ohio Department of Aging for their collaboration with the Area Agency on Aging in seeking new ways to support caregivers. Community Partnership Awards were presented to the Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties and Mansfield Memorial Homes for their collaboration with the Area Agency on Aging in the development and implementation of a congregate senior meal program. The Advocate of the Year honor was presented to Anthony DeLong, Executive Director of the Richland County Veterans Service Commission and the Elected Official of the Year Award was presented to State Representative Mark J. Romanchuk.  The Award of Excellence was presented to Graham Automall.  Inducted into the AAA Hall of Fame was Marcia Ricefor her longtime commitment to the Area Agency on Aging.

     

Two retiring Board members were recognized after fulfilling the maximum number of years of service to the Board - Larry Bennett of Wyandot County and Kathy A. Daniels of Knox County.

 

For additional information concerning Area Agency on Aging services or programs, call 419-524-4144 or 800-560-5799.  

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CONTACT:    Susan Montgomery,

                        Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

2131 Park Avenue West

                        Mansfield OH 44906

                        (Phone) 419-522-5612, ext. 1142

                        (Fax) 419-522-9482

                        smontgomery@aaa5ohio.org