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Wyandot County Outstanding Senior Citizen Charlie Steward


  Posted on October 5, 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 Wyandot County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award was presented to Rev. Charlie Steward who was recognized for his volunteerism as an active community leader with the Salvation Army, Lion’s Club and Wyandot Historical Society, he has participated in volunteer projects such as the Angel Tree program, with the library delivery books to shut-ins, as well as the SIGHT program which collects old/used glasses to be refurbished and given to people in need, and many more. 

                       

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 Wyandot County. 

 

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Contact:  Susan Montgomery, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

               Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

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

               smontgomery@aaa5ohio.org