Ten years ago, Maumee resident Anita Plantz began volunteering at Helping Hands of St. Louis/Catholic Charities. Since then, she has contributed more than 8,000 hours to the organization, including time spent creating a clothing center that serves approximately 500 people per month. In addition, Plantz and her daughter run a shoe giveaway program during the summer. Honoring Plantz’s lifetime of service, the 81-year-old was recently named Outstanding Senior Volunteer during the annual Northwest Ohio Outstanding Senior Volunteer Awards sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio.
Five local Veterans reflect on their time in the service.
A life of balance may look effortless, but achieving balance takes work— a lot of work— no matter who you are. From looking good to feeling good, we asked health professionals for their best advice on finding your center. Sarah Stierman, MD FAAD FASDP | co-owner Dermatology Associates & Ada Aesthetics 12780 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg.
Toledo native Joyce Brown has spent her life challenging norms— and herself. Joyce Lathan Brown is a native Toledoan who knows who she is. She achieved that self-knowledge on her path to becoming Ms. Texas Senior America. Joyce’s accomplishments echo the goal of the pageant, which “seeks recognition of the achievements of senior women, motivating