Posted on September 29, 2015
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Honors Local Outstanding Seniors
Since 1976, the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has honored outstanding senior citizens from each county of Planning and Service Area 5 and has presented a Community Service Award to one organization providing continuing service to Ohio’s senior citizens. Since that time,
367 Outstanding Senior Citizens Awards and 39 Community Service Awards have been presented. These annual awards were presented at the Area Agency on Aging, Hawkins Corner, Ontario, Ohio on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Duana Patton, Chief Executive Officer of the Area Agency on Aging, welcomed the attendees and guests, local and state elected officials from Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot Counties.
The Crawford County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award was presented to Dr. Donald Wenner, who was recognized for his volunteerism and an active community leader, serving on many area boards such as the Marion-Crawford ADAMH Board, YMCA Board, and Bucyrus City School Board. He has volunteered for Taxpayer Assistance, the Crawford County Mentoring Program, and the Ohio Genealogical Society. He currently serves on the Crawford County Council on Aging Board, Crawford County Chapter OGS, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Council and every Friday delivers meals to homebound Bucyrus residents. Dr. Wenner was inducted into the Crawford County Veterans Hall of Fame in 2014.
Ms. Patton 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, thirteen Safe Driving Awards were given in recognition of transportation service drivers throughout the aging services network in Crawford County.
Contact: Susan Montgomery, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
419-522-5612 or 800-522-5680, ext. 1142