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Brenneman named Caregiver of the Year

| October 3, 2014
Ruth Breneman was named 2014 Caregiver of the Year at the ninth annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 3.

Ruth Breneman was named 2014 Caregiver of the Year at the ninth annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 3.

COSHOCTON – Caregivers in Coshocton County were treated to a luncheon at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites during the ninth annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 3.

“We do this because we can’t give you free services,” said Laurel DuBeck from Area Agency on Aging, “so we give you the next best thing, a couple hours to yourself.”

In order to attend the annual luncheon, guests need to be an unpaid caregiver in Coshocton County, but the person or people they care for do not have to live in the county.

“Our definition of a caregiver is if you do something for someone who can’t do it for themselves, then you’re a caregiver,” said DuBeck.

Schumaker Farms catered the event with herb chicken, Salisbury steak, cheesy potatoes, and green beans, and also a variety of desserts. Jan Smith, minister at Market Street Baptist Church in Zanesville, led the blessing, and after lunch, provided entertainment.

Two people were nominated for the Caregiver of the Year award: Ruth Brenneman and Deanna Cheney. At 12:30 p.m., it was announced that the 2014 Caregiver of the Year was Ruth Brenneman. Autumn Health Care donated caregiver baskets to each nominee.

“There are so many people who deserve this more than I do,” said Brenneman. “I have such a wonderful support group.”

Nominations for Caregiver of the Year are submitted and then reviewed by a committee outside of Coshocton County.

“We look for those stories that best showcase what caregivers go through every day,” said DuBeck.

The event closed with door prizes and thanking all the caregivers who attended.

“Every caregiver should get an award,” said DuBeck. “We all know how much you do and what you go through every day.”

Sponsors of the Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon were: Area Agency on Aging, Autumn Health Care, Signature Health Care, Oak Point Nursing and Rehab Center, Walnut Hills Retirement Community, Meridian at Cambridge, Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency, Coshocton Hospital, Dusini Drug, Genesis Black Lung and Respiratory Health Clinic, Lafayette Pointe, M.C. Mobility Systems, Inc., MediGold, Medi-Wise Pharmacy, Northside Oxygen and Medical Equipment, and Primrose Retirement Community.

“I would like to thank all the sponsors because they are the reason we can do this and not charge the caregivers,” said DuBeck.

There is a Caregivers Support Group at the Coshocton Public Library the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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