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Huron County Outstanding Senior Citizens Honored

  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 Huron County Outstanding Senior Citizens Award was presented to Darryl and Kail Young who were recognized for their volunteerism at the Senior Center by delivering Meals on Wheels, helping at the coffee bar, fundraisers, Christmas shopping for the Homebound Senior gifts, cooking, baking and senior dances. As well as volunteering for Habitat for Humanity,  St. Paul Catholic Church and with Veggie U as well as many other.


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, eight Safe Driving Awards were given in recognition of transportation service drivers throughout the aging services network in Huron County. 




Contact:  Susan Montgomery, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

               Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

               419-522-5612 or 800-522-5680, ext. 1142