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November 02, 2012
LeadingAge Celebrates OPRS' Wrobbel With Public Trust Award
From a Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services press release:
A local radio host and Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) employee is commended for advancing trust and confidence in aging services.
Joel Wrobbel is the marketing director at OPRS' Westminster-Thurber Community in Columbus, Ohio. He also is the host of the Journey Through Aging radio program, which is heard throughout the state Saturday mornings on 880 AM WRFD, 1220 AM WHKW and 1440 AM WHKZ.
Wrobbel was presented with LeadingAge's public trust award at the organization's 2012 Annual Meeting & Expo Monday, Oct. 22, in Denver.
His radio program and he are being recognized because he explores topics with real purpose to help people age successfully and live easier, more fulfilling lives.
"Joel offers information that is consumer-friendly, and his listeners are so appreciative," says Westminster-Thurber Community Executive Director Leslie Belfance.
OPRS launched the Journey Through Aging radio program in Feb. 2011, with Wrobbel holding weekly conversations with listeners across Ohio's 88 counties.
"Joel has made this radio program into a highly successful community resource," says OPRS Communities President Daniel J. O'Connor. "We're so excited to be offering it to the public."
Journey Through Aging exemplifies OPRS' mission to provide older adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of physical, mental and spiritual well-being consistent with the Christian gospel.
"Every Saturday morning Joel is there, sharing expert advice and practical solutions, and he is a great example of OPRS' mission in action," says OPRS President/CEO Laurence C. Gumina.
Wrobbel lives in Gahanna with his wife, Laurel.
Journey Through Aging is broadcast across Ohio on AM stations 880, 1220 and 1440 from 8 to 9 a.m. every Saturday. Anyone can listen with live, streaming audio at www.wrfd.com. All of the program's valuable information also is available on-demand at www.journeythroughaging.org.
Click here to watch Gumina, O'Connor and Belfance congratulate Wrobbel on YouTube.
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. With headquarters in Columbus, OPRS serves more than 95,000 people in 41 Ohio counties through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. OPRS Communities operates 11 retirement communities, including Westminster-Thurber Community in Columbus, Breckenridge Village in Willoughby, Cape May Retirement Village in Wilmington, Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Lake Vista of Cortland, Llanfair Retirement Community in Cincinnati, Mount Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe, Park Vista of Youngstown, Rockynol in Akron, Swan Creek Retirement Village in Toledo and The Vineyard on Catawba. Senior Independence provides home and community based services, operates 13 adult day centers and manages six senior centers, in partnership with local governments.