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Otterbein honors those who give back

 Tim Wasserman (back left), director of the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management, District Philanthropist of the Year; Jody Carstenson, Area Office on Aging, Community Service Provider of the Year; Tom Keith, Executive Director, Otterbein North Shore; Rick Kneisley, Lakeland Builder, Supplier of the Year; Joyce Edwards (front left), Community Volunteer of the Year; Kim Jones, Partner of the Year; Beth Infield, Resident Volunteer of the Year. Tim Wasserman (back left), director of the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management, District Philanthropist of the Year; Jody Carstenson, Area Office on Aging, Community Service Provider of the Year; Tom Keith, Executive Director, Otterbein North Shore; Rick Kneisley, Lakeland Builder, Supplier of the Year; Joyce Edwards (front left), Community Volunteer of the Year; Kim Jones, Partner of the Year; Beth Infield, Resident Volunteer of the Year.

Otterbein Homes President and CEO, Jill Hreben, along with Otterbein North Shore Executive Tom Keith, recently bestowed special recognition to individuals and companies who have gone above and beyond to support the mission of the retirement community.
Port Clinton resident, Kim Jones, was named Employee of the Year for her “efficiency, honesty, patience, dependibility and general good humor.” As business office manager, Jones is responsible for maintaining daily office operations and managing Human Resources.
Lakeside resident Joyce Edwards was named Community Volunteer of the Year, for her “years of lovingly and faithfully” escorting ladies from Assisted Living to the beauty shop every Wednesday morning.
For the second year, Beth Infield was honored as Resident Volunteer of the Year for her enthusiastic work throughout the community. It’s not unusual to see Infield passing out mail or in the dining room with a colorful apron on assisting the dietary staff.


Supplier of the Year is Lakeland Builders owned by Rick Kneisley. Lakeland Builders have made multiple improvements throughout Otterbein North Shore, while completing contracts on time, with a team that demonstrates courtesy, politeness and a strong professional work ethic.
The Sandusky branch of the Area Office on Aging received the Community Service Provider of the Year award for their constant availability to assist Otterbein in finding available services for elders who need a protected environment, and services for a better quality of life regardless of income.
Director Tim Wasserman accepted the Philanthropist of the Year award for the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District. The OSS District awards grants with the mission of encouraging recycling and the purchase of recycled products. With the OSS District’s grant, Otterbein North Shore has purchased outdoor furniture that has made a tremendous impact on resident quality of life and beauty throughout the campus. 
Otterbein North Shore is located at 9400 N. Shore Blvd., in Danbury Township. It is a Continuum Care Retirement Community offering independent and assisted living, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation in the Jane Baker House. For information contact Marketing Director Kathy Cikotte at 419-798-8203. Additional information regarding Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is available on its website at www.otterbein.org.

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