Posted on August 23, 2019
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Mary Lee Creeger has been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Seneca County. She and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, Aug. 22 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.
Creeger was nominated by Autumnwood Care Center. Mary Lee has always been involved in the community of Tiffin and surrounding areas. She has been a part of Volunteers of America for 30 years as the Director of Life Enrichment at Autumnwood Care Center. Her energy and positive attitude have brought a much-needed light into the lives of residents of our community, young and old alike, especially at Autumnwood, where she is passionate about the mission to serve others less fortunate.
Mary Lee is a founder and current member of ASAP, Area Senior Activity Professionals, created to meet and share ideas and enrich the lives of elders. She also serves on the Community Task Force, which has brought much needed services, such as dental care and housing for homeless, to disadvantaged community members. Mary Lee played a major part in helping to make the Zimmerman Nature Preserve, adjacent to Autumnwood Care Center, handicap accessible. For this project, she engaged a group of elders to help with the design plan. As you can see, Mary Lee is actively involved in her community.
Mary Lee has always been a long-time contributor and supporter of the local Tiffin community.
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 Seneca County received the 2019 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Kensy Siegel and Mary Peck.
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.