OPRS Salutes Veterans; Toledo Board Member Honored

Posted on November 11, 2009 in In The News

On Veterans Day and throughout the year, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) salutes those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. This year, we honor Swan Creek Retirement Village resident Ted Jenkins, who was among 20 Ohioans to be inducted into the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame by Governor Ted Strickland. The induction ceremony took place in Columbus on November 6 at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial.

Mr. Jenkins, of South Toledo, is a retired Libbey-Owens Ford Co. executive and a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II. In 1988, he retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as a colonel. Mr. Jenkins was a board member and chairman of the military affairs committee for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also an emeritus chairman of Mercy Health Partners.

Mr. Jenkins served on the Swan Creek Retirement Village Board, was the honorary co- chairman of Swan Creek’s capital campaign and is past chairman of the OPRS Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Jenkins is a current OPRS Board member and chair of the Human Resources Committee.

OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. A faith-based organization with headquarters in Columbus, OPRS serves more than 80,000 people in 42 Ohio counties annually through its 11 retirement communities and its Senior Independence home and community based services division. Additionally, through iPartner affiliates and the icaregiver.org Web site, Senior Independence extends services to older adults throughout the nation.