Congrats – July/August 2021

Caregiver 360 Award
Caregivers360 selected Judy Czerniawski as the first winner of fabulous prizes from local community businesses.  Awarded because she is a “selfless caregiver who sacrifices whatever it takes to ensure the health and comfort of those around her.” Judy was acknowledged as an excellent caregiver, drove a Yark Automotive Jeep for a day,  enjoyed a one-night stay at the Renaissance Hotel, a pendant from Harold Jaffe Jewelers, received a dinner for two at both Souk Mediterranean Kitchen and Plat8, a Beauty Bar spa treatment, men’s pampering at Executive Barbershop and a Advance Specialty gift bag.  To nominate your hero, someone who gave so much and went above and beyond to take care of those who could not take care of themselves, visit

Assistance Dog Graduation
Congratulations to the hard-working, life-improving Assistance Dogs, who are graduating July 15 from the Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs Program.  Much goes into raising, training and matching assistance dogs with worthy recipients.  Along with improved living situations and enhanced safety, loving relationships are forged.  Volunteers are always needed to help with the dogs.  Interested? Call 419-885-5733.

Taylor nominated for Ohioana award
Toledo author Mildred D. Taylor, a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards, was nominated for best Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature for her book “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come.” The book is the final installment in Taylor’s series about a family that lives in Mississippi during the Civil RIghts Movement. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Taylor grew up in Toledo where she graduated from Scott High School and the University of Toledo. Her writing has won numerous awards, including a Newberry Medal in 1977.



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