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Ohio Department of Aging Press Release

May 19, 2010

Department of Aging to Induct 2010 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Thirteen Older Ohioans Honored for Service and Achievements

COLUMBUS - Barbara E. Riley, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, and members of the Ohio General Assembly will honor the achievements of 13 exceptional seniors being inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Capitol Theatre in Columbus from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24.

"Through their dedication, wisdom and compassion, the 2010 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame members work to improve the lives of all Ohioans. Their legacies are something we can all admire," said Riley. "This year's class of honorees includes teachers, scientists, activists and volunteers who have worked to improve their communities and the lives of their neighbors. We salute their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others."

2010 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Richard Bozian, MD, Cincinnati
  • Allen Brokaw, Marietta
  • Robert Conrad, Cleveland
  • Joan Gordon, Bowling Green
  • Charles Greene, Tallmadge
  • James Harris, Lima
  • Russell Iden, Alliance
  • Joan Lawrence, Galena
  • Warner Moore, Jacobsburg
  • Allen Newell, Upper Sandusky
  • Paul Newman, Shaker Heights
  • Mel Simon, MD, Gallipolis
  • Lynn Wolaver, Fairborn

Since 1977, more than 350 individuals have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Native-born Ohioans or state residents for at least 10 years are nominated based on service to others and achievements after age 60 and for lifetime achievements that represent positive aging.

Biographies and photos of the 2010 honorees are on the Department of Aging's Web site at www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame/.

Also being recognized are 12 individuals who will each receive an Elder Caregiver Award.

About ODA

The Ohio Department of Aging provides leadership for the delivery of services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers. Working with 12 area agencies on aging and other community partners, the department offers home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs such as PASSPORT, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.