2019 Direction Home Awards Ceremony

The 2019 Direction Home Awards Ceremony

Each year, Direction Home Akron Canton honors those who represent what is best in our community. The Senior Hall of Fame, the Home Health Aid Hall of Fame, the Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities Harvey L. Sterns Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Volunteer Ombudsman of Distinction Award are presented to recipients to acknowledge their efforts to support older adults and individuals with disabilities.

The 2019 Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities Harvey L. Sterns Lifetime Achievement Award

Akron Mayor Daniel M. Horrigan has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities Harvey L. Sterns Lifetime Achievement Award. Mayor Horrigan's revival of the Mayor's Senior Citizens Commission as well the announcement of the City of Akron's pursuit of inclusion as an Age Friendly City have sparked a conversation about the growing population of older adults.

2019 Volunteer Ombudsman of Distinction

Joe Selden

2019 Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship Recipient

Kristin Roska

Senior Hall of Fame Inductees

Portage County - Jeanne Tondiglia
Nominated by Maria Rhoads, Immaculate Conception Parish

Stark County - William Adley
Nominated by Johna Purvis, The Inn at Belden Village

Summit County - Don Sendelbach
Nominated by Nancy Guder, Hospice of Medina County and Hospice of the
Western Reserve

Wayne County - Dr. Charles Milligan
Nominated by Jennifer Grimm, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities

Home Health Aide Hall of Fame Inductees

Portage County - Denise Price
Nominated by Barbara Simpson, Christmas Home Health

Stark County - Carmencita Harris
Nominated by Bonnie Millard, Canton Home Health Division of Menorah Park

Summit County - Edith Sayre
Nominated by Gary Costanzo, Midwest Home Care LTD

Wayne County - Peggy Kelly
Nominated by Darla Seagraves, Companions of Wayne HomeCare & STNA Training