Council On Aging Director Recognized With Statewide Award

The head of the Putnam County Council on Aging has been recognized with a statewide award.

Jodi Warnecke, the Executive Director of the Putnam County Council on Aging, was recognized by the Ohio Association of Senior Centers (OASC) with the organization’s most coveted honor, the Muriel Bertsch Award.

The statewide award is reserved for individuals within the aging network who show outstanding leadership, advocacy and service to older adults and exemplify the spirit and passion of its founder, Muriel Bertsch.

“I am honored and humbled to accept this award and join the other men and women who came before me,” Warnecke said.

“Although this is a personal award, it was not accomplished alone. It is a direct result of teamwork and collaborative efforts. It takes all of us working together to fulfill our mission of serving older adults within our communities.”

Warnecke was nominated by OASC Board Member Mike Turner of United Seniors of Athens County.