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Area Agency on Aging selects Barbara Stofcheck as 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Marion County

  Posted on September 1, 2016

Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Barbara Stofcheck has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Marion County. She and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, August 25 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.


Each year the Area Agency on Aging honors senior citizens who are making a difference in their communities and present a positive image of aging.


Awardees must first be nominated by an individual or organization involved with seniors. They are then selected by the Agency based on the impact of their contributions and accomplishments within the community made after reaching age 60.


There is one award recipient for each county in the Agency’s service area (Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot, respectfully.)


Stofcheck graduated from Kent State University and ran a funeral home and a 24-hour emergency and ambulance service in the Village of LaRue with her husband, Ed. As years passed, their ambulance service grew to serve Marion, Marysville, Delaware, Bucyrus, Tiffin, Fostoria, and Columbus. Stofcheck has served in the local Business Women’s Club, the Parent Teacher Association, and the Board of Elections. She is also the founder of LaRue Community Alliance, a group that works to improve life in the Village of LaRue.


Additionally, the following residents of Marion County received the 2016 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Wally Beksel, Peg Chesser, Dick Gorenflo, Steve Honaker, Bill Rinker, Steve Ward, and Bill White.


The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence and dignity.