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Ashland County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award


  Posted on August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Dick Rieser was chosen as the Ashland County 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.  Mr. Rieser accepted his award August 21st at Hawkins Corner.  Ashland County Commissioner Barb Queer presented Mr. Rieser a proclamation on behalf of the County.  Mr. Rieser has been a daily part of Kingston of Ashland’s residents for almost 21 years.  Dick, who is 80, lives in rural Ashland County and has been visiting different nursing home residents religiously since the day after he retired in 1994.

Dick and his wife, Frances, moved to the Ashland area over 50 years ago.  They met in Washington D.C. while he was in the U.S. Army Special Services, and she was in nursing school.

Duana Patton, Chief Executive Officer of the Area Agency on Aging states “By recognizing these award recipients today, I hope the contributions made by the individuals in their communities are an inspiration to all, regardless of age.  Community service can begin at any age and is something you can do for a lifetime.”

In addition, eleven Safe Driving Awards were given in recognition of transportation service drivers throughout the aging services network in Ashland County.

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For additional information contact:

Teresa Cook, Chief of Marketing and Development

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

2131Park Avenue West

Ontario, OH 44906

(419) 522-5612 or (800) 522-5680 ext. 1120

tcook@aaa5ohio.org