Posted on September 1, 2016
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Lois Hoover has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Richland County. She and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, August 25 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.
Hoover works as the cook at Friedman Village Assisted Living. She also is the chair of the Hospitality Committee at her church, Faith United Methodist. Hoover loves crafting and often donates her creations to organizations like the Salvation Army or for fundraisers. She is also an active member of FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment).
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, respectfully.)
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 Seneca County received the 2016 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Debra Johnston, Mary Peck, and Barbara Willman.
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.