Columbus Statewide Retirement Community, Home Health and Hospice Provider Recognized for Exceeding Standards for Ethics

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Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) was honored at the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) Center for Character Ethics® Torch Awards Gala Luncheon held at The Ohio State University, Ohio Union in Columbus on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

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These businesses and non-profit organizations have all stood out as being very intentional about exceeding marketplace standards for ethics.

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) was honored at the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) Center for Character Ethics® Torch Awards Gala Luncheon held at The Ohio State University, Ohio Union in Columbus on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Four businesses and two non-profit organizations received awards. OPRS was one of the two non-profit organizations selected as recipients of the prestigious 2015 Torch Awards for Ethics.

"These businesses and non-profit organizations have all stood out as being very intentional about exceeding marketplace standards for ethics. Additionally, they have all conveyed the importance of the process to apply and evaluate themselves against the six Principles of Trust," said Kip Morse, President & CEO of BBB Serving Central Ohio.

Founded in 1994, the national award-winning “educate & recognize” program is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue the six Trust! Principles. The award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust. The Torch Awards for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers, and their communities.

For twenty years, BBB has recognized the practices central Ohio organizations employ to generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers, and their communities. This year’s Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon celebration honored past and current recipients. Attendees were inspired by the recipient’s journey’s to build trust, and the program will also feature keynote speaker, Paul Rand, and an opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses and organizations who share a passion for integrity in the marketplace.

About OPRS
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) serves more than 73,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. OPRS Communities operates 12 retirement communities in Ohio including Breckenridge Village (Willoughby), Cape May Retirement Village (Wilmington), Dorothy Love Retirement Community (Sidney), Lake Vista of Cortland (Cortland), Llanfair Retirement Community (Cincinnati), Mount Pleasant Retirement Village (Monroe), Park Vista of Youngstown (Youngstown), Rockynol (Akron), Sarah Moore Community (Delaware), Swan Creek Retirement Village (Toledo), The Vineyard on Catawba (Port Clinton) and Westminster-Thurber Community (Columbus). Senior Independence Home Health & Hospice provides home and community-based services, operates five adult day centers and manages two senior centers, in partnership with local governments. Also, Senior Independence services are extended nationwide through its iPartners. Another wholly owned subsidiary, the OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.

About BBB
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2013, people turned to BBB more than 132 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Central Ohio was founded in 1921 and serving 21 counties in Ohio, is one of 112 local, independent BBBs across North America.

About BBB Center for Character Ethics
BBB’s Center for Character Ethics is a business-supported, free-enterprise advancing non-profit organization focused on serving business managers & classroom educators with leadership character and organizational ethics strengthening resources. Our mission is to provide character ethics assessment, training and recognition to for-profit and non-profit leaders and to provide k-16 educator-focused character strengthening programs. As a result, we intend to help both producers and consumers flourish in central Ohio.

See more at http://www.bbb.org/centralohio/news-events/news-releases/2015/09/bbb-center-for-character-ethics-announces-the-2015-torch-awards-for-ethics-recipients/#sthash.4sPqmvRH.dpuf

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