For immediate release August 2, 2017
Ontario has many adults 50+ who do wonderful things locally or who impact on people’s lives across Ontario. It takes a very special person who can do both. Larry Duffield, retired diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire and repatriated Windsorite does just that.
This year Mayor Drew Dilkens recognized Larry’s many contributions and nominated him for the Ontario Senior of the Year Award. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one local senior. The award reviewers agreed with Mayor Dilkens recommendation. Larry is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Ontario’s Senior of the Year award.
Retirement has not stopped Larry. He is busy with his many volunteer and charitable activities such as delivering meals on wheels, helping found Elder College or as a warden at All Saints Anglican Church. Larry also sits on the board of Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) with its commitment to the wellbeing of older Ontarians. His perspective impacts seniors’ programs at the Federal level as a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee (Ontario Region) and keeps the province focused on its Age-Friendly Community initiatives by participating on the Ministry of Affairs’ Liaison Committee.
OSSCO members and our board of directors extend congratulations to Larry Duffield on this well deserved award. The award will be presented on August 8, 2017 at 6:00pm by Windsor Council. Location is 350 City Hall Square West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S1.