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MCongrats June/July 2023: Lucas County Grant, Maumee Senior Center’s Award

Mature Living says congratulations to these organizations and their recent achievements.

Lucas County Awarded Safety and Justice Grant

Lucas County
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Good news for Lucas County is a grant of nearly one half million dollars from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The grant is the culmination of Lucas County’s eight years of progress toward safely reducing the local jail population and addressing inequities in the justice system. So far over $5 million has been invested in Lucas County as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge which is a national initiative to reduce over-incarceration in local criminal justice systems. The County says it will use the $480,000 grant to fund the Toledo Municipal Court Diversion Program, where 78% of those entering the program successfully complete program requirements, resulting in the dismissal of charges.

Hirzel Canning Grows 100 Years of Quality

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Photo provided via Hirzel Canning Company.

A tip of the hat to the Hirzel Canning Company & Farms of Northwood as the venerable family-owned farming and food production company is celebrating 100 years in business. The company was founded in 1923 by Carl Hirzel, a Swiss brewmaster who needed a new trade with the enactment of prohibition, so he began farming. His first product was sauerkraut and then tomatoes and, now a century later, Hirzel produces the Dei Fratelli brand of tomato products, including diced tomatoes, salsas and pasta sauces. 

Premier Bank Pledges $50,000 to Metroparks Toledo Foundation

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Photo provided via Premier Bank.

The Glass City Riverwalk project is getting a helping hand from Premier Bank which is pledging $50,000 to support funding needs. The money will assist the Metroparks with construction and maintenance of the Riverwalk, a world-class riverfront park with 300 acres of greenspace, five miles of trails and recreational experiences along the Maumee River. Kate Smith, director of individual and corporate giving for Metroparks Toledo said, “This project is so much more than just a park. It’s a project that will strengthen the community, provide access to nature, support economic development and preserve our natural resources for generations to come.”

Maumee Senior Center Receives Special Award

Maumee Senior Center
Photo provided via Maumee Senior Center.

The Maumee Senior Center has won the River Business Award through the Maumee Chamber of Commerce’s Hometown Hero Awards. Award recipients are selected as a business leader in the community. Malinda Ruble, executive director of MSC, said, “We are honored to be recognized for our hard work and our impact on senior services—not only during an unprecedented crisis like the pandemic—but also for our day to day operations that continue to change the lives of seniors in the community.”

St. Anne Hospital on Newsweek’s ‘World’s Best Hospital List

St. Anne's Hospital
Photo provided via St. Anne’s.

Congrats to Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital for being recognized and ranked among  Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2023” guide. The news magazine placed St. Anne Hospital is in a very elite club, ranked 190th in the United States and among the top 250 hospitals in the world. Newsweek’s ratings criteria include recommendations from more than 80,000 medical experts in 28 countries.

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