Posted on August 23, 2018
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Michael Warwick has been selected as the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Morrow County. He and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, Aug. 23 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.
Warwick was nominated by Linda Ruehrmand. In his nomination she shared that before his retirement, he served to keep our communities safe as a State Highway patrolman.
He is involved in his church currently serving as chairman of the administrative board and Sunday School teacher. He has also served in the role of trustee of his church. He has represented his congregation at the Eastern Ohio Conference of the Methodist churches.
He supports the Morrow County Hospice program. He became a board member in 2009 and has served as finance chairman of the board as well as Vice President. He and his wife are active in fundraising for Hospice and support the yearly auction and dinner.
Warwick’s compassion for people has continued as he volunteered to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Morrow County Seniors on Center. He has been chairman of the Finance Committee and Vice President and is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors.
Warwick received commendations from the Morrow County Commissioners at the ceremony.
“We’re fortunate in Morrow County to have people like this that sacrifice so much to serve so many people,” said Morrow County Commissioner Tom Whiston.
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.
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.