Posted on September 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce that Larry Andrzejewski has been selected as the 2020 Knox County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award recipient. He was honored on Tuesday, Sep. 8th in front of the fountain on the square in Mount Vernon.
“This is the 20th year the Area Agency has honored a volunteer from Knox county,” said Teresa Cook, VP of Administrative Services. “As we all know COVID may have changed how we can get together but what hasn’t changed is the outstanding way individuals, groups and organizations are working together to support and take care of one another. Today, instead of gathering in the Area Agencies training room, we are together in front of the fountain on the square in Mount Vernon.”
Larry was nominated for being a compassionate, dedicated, and caring community member. Since reaching the age of 60 he has volunteered at Hospice of North Central Ohio for 12 years, Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter for 10 years and was Board Director for two years. He has been an advocate with TouchePointe Marriage and Family Services, Jail Visitation, DivorceCare 4 Kids, and a Starting Point Pregnancy Center male advocate. He has coached for various little league teams and has done missions work through prison visitations for 10 years. He is also a Vietnam Combat Veteran and was the Lieutenant Platoon leader. Danielle Sutton, Member of Hospice of Knox County, says, “Listening and supporting is Larry’s heart. He has lived and continues to live a life of service.”
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.