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Organizations work to keep county’s seniors happy, independent

Norah Collins places cookies into bags at St. Peter's Anglican Church for Meals on Wheels recently. Shane Potter/Butler Eagle

According to Data USA, in 2020, the median age of the nearly 188,000 people living in Butler County was 43.4 years, with the median age getting older each passing year.

A number of organizations are working to keep the county’s senior citizens independent and in their homes as long as possible.

Beth Herold, who has been executive director of the Area Agency on Aging for 11 years, said her agency’s 33 employees aid or have contact with 8,000 to 10,000 seniors in the county annually.

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