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Area Office on Agingís Billie Johnson Wins Most Prestigious National Aging Award

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) last week presented Area Office on Aging President/CEO Billie Johnson with its most prestigious honor for the positive impact she has made in the lives of older northwest Ohioans. 

The Presidentís Award was presented to her at the organizationís national conference in front of over 1,000 national and local aging leaders, policy decision makers and business executives in attendance. Previous recipients of the award include United States senators and representatives as other national leaders.

Under her leadership, the Area Office on Aging has been growing to meet the needs of older northwest Ohioans.  During her tenure, the agency has grown from its infancy as an organization with a few employees and a small budget to today being an organization with an annual budget of $32 million and 150 employees serving 40,000 northwest Ohioans a year.   Additionally, Johnson started three wholly-owned senior housing subsidiary corporations and formed a supporting foundation for the Area Office on Aging.

The Area Office on Aging is one of the 618 Area Agencies on Aging across the country.  The Area Office on Aging is locally known and nationally recognized.

At the Conference, the agency also received its 11th national award for its innovative programs and services under Johnsonís leadership.  This yearís program recognized the Area Office on Agingís partnership with Toledo Public Schools. 

The Area Office on Aging promotes the health, well-being and safety of older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers to foster independence.



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