Posted on August 23, 2018
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce Paula Daughenbaugh has been selected as the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Seneca County. She and eight other recipients were honored on Thursday, Aug. 23 at a ceremony hosted at Hawkins Corner.
Daughenbaugh was nominated by Chrissy Larick from the Seneca County Commission on Aging. In her nomination, she shared that after retiring from Continental Structural Plastics in 2011 after 28 years, Daughenbaugh began volunteering every Monday at the Seneca County Commission on Aging helping with bingo registration which raises funds for the Council on Aging seniors.
Spending time with her family, conducting garage sales, setting up as a vendor at the local flea markets, and bingo are some of the activities enjoys. As the “baby” of her apartment complex (she will be 70 in September), she helps the elderly who live there. One way she assists them is by collecting the trash for the residents on the third floor by taking their trash downstairs for those who are unable to do this.
Daughenbaugh volunteers with funeral dinners at the Tiffin Moose and helps families through the Tiffin Eagles Club.
“Paula has been a very faithful volunteer and we are very blessed in Seneca County to have her,” said Seneca County Commission on Aging Director Bryan Glover during the ceremony.
Daughenbaugh also received commendations from the Seneca County Commissioners.
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 2018 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Kensy Siegel, Mary Peck and Emily Glover.
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.