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Area Agency on Aging selects Neil Kinley as 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Wyandot County

  Posted on September 1, 2016

Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Neil Kinley has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Wyandot County. He and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, August 25 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.


Kinley was born in Wyandot County in 1930. He received a certificate of completion from the Ohio State Lumber Program after high school and has been building homes ever since. Even after retiring, Kinley continued to build houses – nine in total from ages 65 to 75.


Today, 85-year-old Kinley continues to complete building projects at his local church. He also continues to teach Sunday school, something he has done for more than 60 years. He is currently serving his third term with the Upper Sandusky School Board and is the president of the Wyandot County Council on Aging.


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 Wyandot County received the 2016 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: David Fadley, Jim Gilliland, Joe Meeker, Dennis Moore, Carl Noggle, Vince Rodriguez, Donald Secoy, Chuck Stiger, Jim Swartz, and Irvin Woods.


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.