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Area Agency on Aging selects Don Fetherolf as 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Knox County

  Posted on September 1, 2016


Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Don Fetherolf has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Knox County. He 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.)




Fetherolf, who is a veteran and ordained minister, is also an indispensable volunteer at many organizations in Knox County. At The Station Break, he helps safely transport seniors during dy trips and completes minor building repairs and maintenance for the center. He also serves at the Knox County Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, where he repairs and restores donated items and at the Knox County Veterans Office, where he assists with transportation and home care needs.




Additionally, the following residents of Knox County received the 2016 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Jon Dunham, Mary Marti, Ron Melick, and Becky Norris.




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.