Posted on August 31, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce that Joyce Butterman has been selected as the 2021 Marion County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award recipient. She was honored on Tuesday, August 31st at her home surrounded by family, friends, co-workers, and community members.
An advocate for volunteerism, Joyce’s dream of helping seniors came to fruition after creating Joyce’s Angels, a company where they match their staff with seniors in need of in-home healthcare. Joyce’s Angels received the Best Home Healthcare Provider in 2016. This dream came from working 52 years at OhioHealth because she saw a need for affordable healthcare for seniors. Joyce was also nominated for Woman of the Year in Marion Made in 2019.
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 are selected by the Agency based on the impact of their contributions and accomplishments within the community made after reaching age 60.
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, 419-524-4144, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.