The City of Cleveland, in recognition of the National Older American's Month of May recognizes 17 special seniors today. This year's National theme is "Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow", and embraces the commitment Cleveland has to promoting quality of life for older adults who live in our neighborhoods.
The celebrations were held at Cleveland Public Auditorium and organized by the Department of Aging, Jane E. Fumich and her team. Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Council President Kevin J. Kelley made remarks and together with members of City Council each of the 17 awardees were introduced and presented with proclamations.
2014 Cleveland Senior of the Year Awardees:
Ward 1 Drew Chillious, Jr. Ward 10 Consuella Exum
Ward 2 Evelyn Goodman Ward 11 Sarah Stacey
Ward 3 Linda Dietrich Ward 12 Ronald Brady
Ward 4 Moses Hinton Ward 13 George Jicha, Jr.
Ward 5 John Fuller Ward 14 Millie Bellamy
Ward 6 Delores Lynch Ward 15 Earl Simmons
Ward 7 Carol Thorpe Boyd Ward 16 Bessie Fore
Ward 8 Charlotte Iafeliece Ward 17 Bridget McIntyre
Ward 9 Charles McBee