Meet Our Staff!
WELCOME to the Allen Eiry Center!
I have experienced being the executive director of the Allen Eiry Center with joy and gratitude. Creating fun and exciting activities, providing classes and programs that interest so many, and helping seniors with the knowledge to get through situations are just a part of what we do. Our senior center is a safe haven that keeps our community members 50 years and older physically and mentally active while having fun and meeting new & old friends along the way.
I am proud to be a part of our community minded organization. I would like to invite you to join us and enjoy the many opportunities we offer. We exist to enhance the quality of life for Seneca County's 50 plus community. Our staff is friendly, welcoming *Positive and optimistic* Respectful and kind* Compassionate. We look forward to meeting you!
Nicole Sanchez, Administrative Assistant
"I joined the Allen Eiry staff in August of 2017 and could not be happier. The members and staff are so welcoming, fun, energetic and helpful. I have learned a lot and laughed even more! I was born in Sandusky, Ohio but moved to Tiffin with my parents in 1982. My father was born and raised in the Bloomville/Tiffin area. I have one sister, four step sisters and one step brother. I graduated from Tiffin Columbian and Sentinel Vocational Center. I have two children, Gabe and Cheyenne, four step children, three step grand-children and three dogs! I love spending time with my mom, my kids and my husband. We enjoy bowling, golfing (I drive the cart), fishing and hiking. We love to visit Hocking Hills whenever we get the chance as well."
Sara Wax, Travel Coordinator
"As a travel person at the AEC, I plan about 50 trips per year including 3-4 annual multi-day trips. I enjoy serving our members through public relations, special events and speaking with service groups promoting travel and the Allen Eiry Center. My driving experience includes driving the bus for St. Joseph/St. Marys Schools, Heidelburg University, 18 years driving for the former AESC Travel Coordinators, Daryl Gordon and Jan Dundor. I have been the Travel Coordinator at the Allen Eiry Center since 2005. Married since 1964 to Wayne and a retired City Tax Commissioner. Wayne and I are parents of three daughters and nine grandchildren. I enjoy being involved with my grandchildren! In the past I was the Calvert Swim Coach, President of Tiffin Enblem Club #62, President of St. Joseph School Board, Co-President of Penthouse Club of Tiffin. Family, promoting Calvert, camping and shopping are a few of my favorite things. I am addicted to coffee and watching "Days of Our Lives" (Since it started in 1965!)
Who is Allen Eiry?
All grants made from the Allen Eiry Fund honor the wishes of Mr. Eiry. An endowment fund was created in his name through The Columbus Foundation in 1983 to benefit the elderly citizens of Seneca County. "We are proud to announce that since 1983, the Allen Eiry Fund has provided grant funding to local organizations serving senior citizens in excess of $2.8 million," said Karl C. Kerschner, chair of the fund's advisory committee. A native of Seneca County, Mr. Eiry operated an automobile dealership in Green Springs, Ohio, for nearly 40 years. He also farmed several parcels of land and invested in real estate. He was a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau and the Green Springs Masonic Lodge. "We have a dedicated group of local leaders that help to administer Mr. Eiry's fund in a fiscally responsible manner for the benefit of local senior organizations," said Mr. Kerschner. "Mr, Eiry's legacy has truly been a blessing to the area's seniors."