Amelia considers more involvement with seniors

During the meeting of the Amelia Village Council Monday, Jan. 4, Mayor Leroy Ellington suggested that one of the newly elected council members may want to serve as a liaison on the commission for senior citizen support.

“We have been reaching out to senior citizens in Amelia with the Senior Support Commission since 2008,” said Ellington. “We have been working with the Amelia Police Department and Union Township Fire Department on this commission. My wife, Melita, is the chair of the commission. I feel that this needs to be a village sanctioned commission with more involvement by the village council.”

Ellington noted that Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher had implemented the Safer Seniors Program, which involves an occasional visit or phone call to check on area seniors who live alone.