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All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated

The Outstanding Senior Awards at last week’s All County Senior Citizens Day went to, from left, Donald Newkirk (Peebles), Helen West (All-County), and Jean Goodin (West Union).

 

42nd annual event focuses on senior advocacy and independence – 

Photos courtesy of the Adams County Senior Citizens Council –

“Age Out Loud # Well Beyond 60” was the theme of the 2017 All County Senior Citizens Day held May 16 at the Wayne Township Community Center in Cherry Fork. The event is sponsored annually by the Adams County Senior Citizens Council.
Governor John Kasich’s southwest Ohio liaison and former Adams County Commissioner, Stephen Caraway, served as emcee for the event which featured speakers Mary Dawn Newell, RN, Program Director of Senior Life Solutions and Tina Lightcap of the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7).
Senior Citizens Council board member Justine Kremin called the event a great success, “We had a very good turnout this year, and everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves,” said Kremin.  “Stephen Caraway did a great job as our emcee providing a lot of fun and laughter for those attending.”

 

The longest married couple present at the All County Senior Citizens day was Don and Helen Wilson, who have enjoyed wedded bliss for 65 years.

The day-long event also featured entertainment by Adams County Recorder Mark Tolle, the Rejoice Cloggers, and the Venture Hawks Cheerleaders and Ignite Dance Team.
Those attending had the opportunity to bid in the ninth annual Cake and Pie Auction and win one of the many door prizes given away throughout the day.
Seniors recognized throughout the day included: Catherine Thatcher, 97, the oldest lady present; the oldest gentleman present was Mr. Tom Hughes, 98; and the longest married couple present was Don and Helen Wilson, married 65 years.
Outstanding Senior Awards went to Don Newkirk of Peebles, Jean Goodin of West Union, and Helen West who won the County Outstanding Award.
Throughout the day pennies were collected to benefit the “Dream Factory” and donations were taken for the Adams County Humane Society.

 

The oldest woman present at the All County Senior Citizens Day celebration was 97-year old Catherine Thatcher.

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Administration on Aging lead our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month. The ACL designed the 2017 theme, “Age Out Loud”, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.
According to the ACL website, this year’s theme shines a light on many important trends in the senior community: “More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. For many it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.”

Seen her with emcee Stephen Caraway, the oldest man in attendance at last week’s All County Senor Citizens Day was Tom Hughes, 98 years young.

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