Ohio’s voice for the continuum of long-term services and supports, LeadingAge Ohio, today presented Representative Tim Ginter with one of the 2020 LeadingAge Ohio Public Service Awards. The LeadingAge Ohio Public Service Award is bestowed as deserved to those legislators that emerge as leaders in the aging sector and show a commitment to taking on the issues most important to older adults and aging services providers in Ohio.
“2020 was perhaps the most devastating year ever experienced by the long-term care sector, and to have champions like Representative Ginter in the legislature has meant that the voices of residents, families, and care providers continue to be heard,” stated Kathryn Brod, President/CEO of LeadingAge Ohio.
Rich Limongi, President/CEO of Youngstown-area aging services provider Shepherd of the Valley, also joined the presentation ceremony to recognize Representative Ginter and discuss challenges faced by providers during the pandemic.
“On behalf of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, I would like to personally congratulate House Representative Tim Ginter in receiving the LeadingAge Ohio Public Service Award,” said Limongi. “Leading the Housing Aging & Long-term Care Committee, he has been instrumental in keeping our Ohio aging population in the forefront as it relates to budget and policy. We are thankful to have someone in office that works for the constituents and people they serve. Thank you, Representative Ginter!”
As former Chair of the House Aging & Long Term Care Committee and a leader among his peers at the Ohio House of Representatives, Representative Ginter has drawn attention to the needs of older Ohioans and the aging services providers who care for them. His vociferous efforts to advocate for elders, caregivers, families, and aging services providers have been commendable, as has his understanding and compassion for the workforce challenges faced by Ohio long-term care providers.
“It is an honor to receive this award and it has been a privilege to work with LeadingAge Ohio,” stated Rep. Ginter. “The work they do for our aging community, especially now with new challenges, is very important. My respect has certainly grown during the process of working with caregivers and organizations and it has helped me to fully understand and appreciate the work they do. The dedication I have seen from LeadingAge to help our seniors and other individuals they care for is remarkable. I look forward to continuing my relationship with this outstanding organization as I serve on the new House Families, Aging, and Human Services Committee.”