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Area Agency on Aging selects Fred Malone as 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizens for Marion County

  Posted on August 24, 2017

Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Fred Malone has been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Marion County. He and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, Aug. 24 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.


“Fred Malone is a dedicated volunteer in the Marion community and is very active in helping the Marion Senior Center whenever and wherever needed,” said nominator Steve Baderstcher. “From loading boxes into clients’ cars for the commodity food box program, helping plan and chaperone day trips, cleaning up after events, or acting and/or singing in event productions, Fred is always willing to lend a hand.”


Malone has not only served at the Marion County Senior Center, but also has worked extensively with the Marion County Historical Society, serving on their Board of Directors for seven years, co-founding “Dinner with the Presidents” and “Lunch with the Presidents”, portraying different historical figures during many programs, and volunteering as a docent.


He also serves as an instructor at Ohio State Marion for LEI Programs on War of 1812, is a member of Malabar Farm Foundation Board of Trustees and the Mohawk Historical Society Board of Directors.


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 2017 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Bruce Burchette, Chuck Custer, Dick Gorenflo, Steve Honaker, Steve Longberry, 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.