Westminster-Thurber Community Marketing Director Receives Legacy Award

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Joel Wrobbel, marketing director for Westminster-Thurber Community will receive the prestigious Charles B. Jenkins Legacy Award from Employment For Seniors on May 25 during the organization's 2016 Legacy Awards breakfast at The Ohio State University's Fawcett Center.

Joel Wrobbel, marketing director for Westminster-Thurber Community, host of "Journey Through Aging" radio program and recipient of the 2016 Charles B. Jenkins Legacy Award

Joel is passionate about helping today’s retirees stay engaged in life. Through his leadership at Westminster-Thurber Community, he continually assists families in decision making for their loved ones.

On May 25, Joel Wrobbel, marketing director for Westminster-Thurber Community, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, will receive the Charles B. Jenkins Legacy Award from Employment For Seniors during the organization’s 2016 Legacy Awards breakfast at The Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center.

The Charles B. Jenkins Legacy Award recognizes those whose outstanding and dedicated service advocating for and serving seniors in central Ohio is exemplary. Wrobbel was selected for the award because of his dedicated service to Westminster-Thurber Community since 2001 and because of the radio program “Journey Through Aging” that he has hosted on 880 AM WRFD since 2011. In this radio program, Wrobbel explores issues that affect older adults and their families. This weekly Saturday show features local experts from a variety of fields and expertise. The program has brought many issues to light, such as trends in senior care, issues of long term caregiving and the services available to seniors in Ohio. Focusing on the inspiration and education of his senior listeners, Wrobbel provides a tremendous service to those most vulnerable.

“We are very proud of Joel for receiving this award,” said Westminster-Thurber Executive Director Leslie Belfance. “Joel is passionate about helping today’s retirees stay engaged in life. His communication on the weekly radio program is positive and practical. Through his leadership at Westminster-Thurber Community, he continually assists families in decision making for their loved ones.”

Employment For Seniors has served central Ohio for over 40 years as a premier resource linking mature job seekers, age 50 and over, with employment opportunities. Their unique program provides services to both seniors and employers free of charge, serving nearly 800 clients, posting more than 1,200 jobs, and providing over 5,600 job referrals in 2015.

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About Westminster-Thurber Community
Westminster-Thurber Community is one of 12 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 73,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence.

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