The mission of the 55 North is to empower adults 55 and older to be independent, active, healthy, engaged, and connected. Our services including health, wellness and cultural activities, transportation, meals, and social work services, and are provided free of charge to anyone 55 years or older.
Join us for appetizers, cocktails and dinner, as we celebrate our second year as 55 NORTH. Our event will honor Suzanne Burke, President and CEO of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA), with the North Star Leadership Award in recognition of COA's outstanding work in support of seniors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council on Aging's successful COVID-19 response is the result of Ms. Burke’s forward-thinking management style. She activated COA's Crisis Planning Team in January 2020, before the pandemic was even a concern for many in our community. As a result, COA was able to quickly adapt to meet the community needs.
55 North will honor Ms. Burke and the COA during the evening Soirée program. “We are proud to give this well-deserved recognition to Suzanne Burke and Council on Aging,” Elizabeth Bangel-Stehlin, 2022 Soirée Chair.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support our ongoing programs that empower adults 55 and older to be independent, active, healthy, engaged and connected.