Posted on August 23, 2019
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Elizabeth Feliciano has been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Marion County. She and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, Aug. 22 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.
Feliciano was nominated by the Marion Senior Center. In their nomination it was shared that Elizabeth (Liz) is one of those people who never runs out of energy. She is well known for her selfless giving. Whenever she is asked for her assistance, there is never hesitation when she offers her time, talent and sometimes her financial backing for events for children and the elderly.
Liz is a member of several civic organizations and spreads her time among all of them. Examples of her accomplishments and involvements are: Committee for the WALL that Heals, Volunteer at Marion General Hospital since 2015, Bark for Life Cancer Committee, Marion Area Administrative Professionals for 10 years, Alzheimer’s Association - Advocates Take Flight to Capitol Hill.
Marion Senior Center also explained that she is very creative, loves music, dancing, cooking for special events and often “cooks too much” and invites others to join her for a meal.
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. There is one award recipient for each county in the Agency’s service area (Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot.)
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.
Additionally, the following residents of Marion County received the 2019 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Charles Blankenship, Deb Coble, Dick Gorenflo, Steve Longberry, Ken Norris, Deb Page, John Probst 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.