Posted on September 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ontario OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. is proud to announce that Phyllis and LaMar Zieber have been selected as the 2021 Huron County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award recipients. They were honored on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Norwalk First United Methodist Church.
“I didn’t expect to receive an award for doing things that I love. I enjoy helping our community,” remarked Phyllis Zieber. The ceremony was attended by several friends and community members including Mayor Light of Huron, County Commissioner Terry Boose, County Commissioner Bruce “Skip” Wilde, Executive Director of Enrichment Centers for Huron County, Steve Beal, and Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council Members, Gary Bauer, Dean Hales, and Jane Nottke.
“The Ziebers have a gift of making each person they interact with feel special,” said Ms. Nottke. Their selfless acts of altruism filter throughout. They have befriended individuals through the Meals on Wheels organization, driving 2 to 3 times per week to deliver meals. Ten years ago, the Community Dinner Mission began, and Phyllis’s dream of providing a free and nutritious meal each month through the Norwalk First United Methodist Church came true. Their generosity and commitment to serve their community is something they wish to see continue through future generations.
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.