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Area Agency on Aging selects Stephen Schumm as 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Huron County

  Posted on September 1, 2016

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


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.


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.


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.)


Schumm has dedicated his life to education and service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in school administration from Bowling Green State University. He has since worked as an assistant principal, principal, and interim superintendent for multiple schools throughout his career.


He has been the director of the Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Toledo for Huron and Erie Counties for the past three years. He also serves as a Eucharistic minister and lector at Saint Paul Catholic Church.


Additionally, the following residents of Huron County received the 2016 Safe Driver Award at the ceremony: Shirley Burton, Michael Durning, Gary Eastman, Marilyn Friend, Charlie Jors, Monte Marsh, Tracy Quilllen, Mike Tyler.


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.