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WCCOA receives National Accreditation

The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. has received Accreditation status for the period of 2017-2022, by the National Council on the Aging / National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC).  Accreditation was awarded at the recent conference of the NCOA/NISC held in Oak Brook, Illinois.  Paul Dauch, WCCOA’s Food Service Manager was present to accept the plaque recognizing the accreditation status.

Left to right: Lynn Fields Harris, Chair NISC Leadership Council; Paul Dauch, WCCOA Food Service Manager; Jim Firman, President/CEO National Council on Aging

WCCOA was honored to be recognized as Ohio’s first accredited senior center in 2001 and just the 25th nationwide of the 15,000 senior centers in the United States.   The 2017 Accreditation status is the fourth time WCCOA has achieved this elite status.

 

Accreditation is unique to the senior center field and demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to quality programs and services to older adults.  The Wood County Committee on Aging is commended for its vision, collaborative relationships, outreach programs, wide range of health and fitness programs, quality inclusion programs, and support groups programming.  NISC peer reviewer, Christine Beatty, Director of the Madison Senior Center in Madison, Wisconsin, notes the prominent role the WCCOA holds throughout Wood County.

 

The WCCOA is a nonprofit organization serving older adults throughout Wood County.  The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.  For more information WCCOA’s programs and services, contact 419.353.5661, or 1.800.367.4935, or visit our website at www.wccoa.net

 

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