Custom Cut Specials Nov. 12 – 15

Seniors 55+ get 10% OFF Tuesdays…

Senior Citizen Tuesdays
10% OFF ANY Purchase

From the Farms to your Freezers
We’ll Cut whatever you want!

OUR Hand Trimmed
Ground Beef
$4.79#

Beef
Chuck-Eye
Steak

$5.59#

Beef
Skirt
Steak

$5.99#

Beef
Brisket
$4.09#

Beef
Chuck Roast
$5.49#

Beef Chuck
English Roast
$4.49#

Pork Butt Roast – $2.99#
Pork Steak – $2.79#
Boneless Pork Chops – $3.99#
Assorted Bone-In Pork Chops – $2.89#
Fresh Pork Side – $4.99#

OUR Hickory Smoked Bacon – $5.99#

Extra Meaty Smoked Ham Hocks – $1.99#

Keystone Canned Meats 28 oz.
Beef/Pork                      Chicken
$7.99 ea.                          $6.89 

Deli Cheeses
Swiss – Pepper Jack – Colby – CoJack
$5.49

Tasty Taters Potato Chips
Regular- BBQ – Dippers
$4.00/bag

We accept
Credit- Debit – EBT

P/T Route Driver South/North Baltimore

Part-time (25 hour per week) position based at our North Baltimore site.

Position Posting

Route Driver South/North Baltimore

Part-time (25 hour per week) position based at our North Baltimore site. Examples of duties include: Packaging, prep and delivery of home-delivered and congregate meals, and maintaining cleanliness of vehicle and facility. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds consistently. Requires lifting, bending, stooping, reaching and standing for extended periods of time, and carrying hot pans/trays of food. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a proven record of working harmoniously with older adults as well as colleagues, be eligible for bonding and insurable under agency policy, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with proof of auto coverage (state minimum), must have a minimum of 5 years driving experience and a demonstrated ability to operate large vehicles (CDL not required).  Successful candidate must successfully complete BMV and BCII background checks.

Applications available at WCCOA, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio.  Downloadable format available at www.wccoa.net   Completed applications can be directed to the Manager of Human Resources.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

The Wood County Committee on Aging, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BRAIN HEALTH FAIR

MEMORY CONCERNS? Get Screened. Get Information.

BRAIN HEALTH FAIR
MEMORY CONCERNS? Get Screened. Get Information.
Sponsored by Kingston of Perrysburg
Register today for your screening appointment.
Call 1.800.367.4935 or 419.353.5661 or email programs@wccoa.net


*Memory screenings are similar to other routine health check-ups.
*Each memory screening takes approximately 30 minutes and while
the result is not a diagnosis, it can suggest if someone should see
a physician for a full evaluation.
The National Memory Screening Program is an initiative of:
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
www.nationalmemoryscreening.org · 866-232-8484
Presented by:
Brain Health Fair
November 12, 2019
Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main Bowling Green, Ohio
9 a.m. Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries, Presented by the
Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio
Andrea Lusiak Sheehy is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received both her Bachelor and
Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green,
Ohio. Since then she has had extensive training and experience working with individuals who have
had a Neurological injury such as Stroke and Acquired/ Traumatic Brain Injuries.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Memory Screenings by Kingston of Perrysburg
Vendors booths by Right at Home Health Care, Aetna, Buckeye Health
Plan, and Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio.

“Care Compass” Seminar

Free and open to all caregivers but requires pre-registration….

Care Compass Project: Navigating the Caregiving Continuum Seminar

 The CARE Compass project serves as a quarterly network gathering for caregivers. CARE Compass is a place to gather together and obtain resources to make the journey of caregiving less stressful. This upcoming session will be held on November 6 at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, from 11am-1pm.

AGENDA:

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Carol Bolin, NAP, ND will present on Naturopathic Medicine and its Impact on Caregiving. Naturopathic medicine focuses on the whole person and seeks to determine the underlying cause of poor function, illness, and disease.

11:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Anya Light – author, yoga teacher, and Reiki Master – discusses the release of stress through mindful self-massage.

The Care Compass Project is free and open to all caregivers but requires pre-registration by calling 1-800-367-4935, 419-353-5661 or emailing programs@wccoa.net Those wanting to learn about caregiving are welcome and those who are currently caregiving are encouraged to bring their care recipients. Separate caregiving sessions are provided during the training session to those community members in need of care.

The CARE Compass Project is sponsored and brought to the community by: Brookdale of Bowling Green, Wood County Committee on Aging, BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, Golden Care Partners, Ohio Living Home Health and Wood County Hospital.

 

Caregivers are also encouraged to join the Facebook Community:

facebook.com/WoodCountyCareGiverCircle for an ongoing support community.

 

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

 

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

It Pays to Compare

Using Medicare’s New Plan Finder During Open Enrollment

(Family Features) Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is the one time of year for you to review your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription coverage and see if you have better options based on changes to the current plans, your budget or your health needs. The Open Enrollment period, from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to review their options and decide whether they want to keep their current plan or make changes for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Explore your options before Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7

Comparing plans pays. Medicare’s most used tool, the Plan Finder, has a new look and features to empower current and future Medicare users to make informed health care decisions, making it easier to learn about and compare coverage options, shop for health and drug plans and feel confident choosing a plan that best meets your needs.

Plan Finder provides a personalized experience through a mobile-friendly and easy-to-use design to help users learn about different options. The tool walks through the enrollment process from start to finish and allows users to view and compare Part D and many of the supplemental benefits that Medicare Advantage plans offer. It also features a star rating system which gives an overall rating of the plan’s quality and performance for the types of services each plan offers.

Should You Change Your Plan for 2020?

Medicare health and drug plans change each year and so can your health needs. Think about your health status and determine if you need to make a change. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How does my plan compare to others in covering my drugs?
  • Are other plans more affordable?
  • Am I interested in having a plan that covers extra benefits like dental and vision?
  • Does the network include the specialist or hospital I want for an upcoming surgery?

Consider what matters most to you when it comes to health coverage and be open to exploring your options, like Medicare Advantage plans from private insurers, which allow you to simplify your coverage by combining all your Medicare health and drug coverage into a single plan. Users who choose a Medicare Advantage plan often get extra benefits, like vision, hearing, dental and prescription drug coverage. As another alternative, users who choose Medigap can use any doctor who accepts Medicare and receives help with out-of-pocket costs but need a Part D plan to cover their prescription drugs.

Take Action Before Open Enrollment Ends

Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. Now is the time to act if you want to enroll in or make changes to your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. If your current coverage still meets your needs, you don’t have to do anything. If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, you will likely have to wait a full year before you are able to make changes to your Medicare coverage.

For more information, visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. Help is available 24 hours a day, including weekends. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, let the customer service representative know the language. You can also create a MyMedicare.gov account to manage your personal information like medical conditions, allergies and implanted devices or sign up to receive your “Medicare Summary Notices” (eMSNs) electronically.

Help in your community is available. Get personalized health insurance counseling at no cost to you from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Visit shiptacenter.org or call 1-800-MEDICARE for your SHIP’s phone number.

More information about Medicare is also available on the Medicare Facebook page and by following @MedicareGov on Twitter.

What’s New with Plan Finder

Join the more than 20 million people who used Medicare’s Plan Finder during the 2018 Open Enrollment period. Here’s what can you find in 2019:

  • Personalized search to find and compare plans
  • More information about extra plan benefits
  • Improved comparison of coverage options
  • Simpler drug list built from prescriptions you filled

Get Help Paying for Prescriptions

Anyone who has Medicare can get prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income may also be able to get Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs.

Medicare estimates more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for Extra Help but aren’t currently enrolled in the program. To qualify, your annual income must be less than $18,735 a year ($25,365 for married couples). Even if your annual income is higher, you may still qualify. Your resources must also be limited to $14,390 ($28,720 for married couples). Resources include bank accounts, stocks and bonds, but not your house, car or life insurance policies.

To see if you qualify, apply online at secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start or call 1-800-772-1213.

Information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.


SOURCE:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

“Understanding Your Grief”

The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently partnering with Lutheran Social Services to hold an educational grief support group….

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently partnering with Lutheran Social Services to hold an educational grief support group, “Understanding Your Grief.”  The group will run for 11 weeks and be held on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Wood County Senior Center (305 N. Main St. Bowling Green, OH). This partnership will allow the offering of the group free of charge; however materials are needed to participate. The purchase of a book and workbook total $25. This group is for older adults, age 60 and over.

 

This group will begin on Wednesday November 13th and will be facilitated by Joan Staib, MSW, LISW.  To register for the group, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department. The $25 materials fee will be paid at the first group directly to the facilitator. Scholarships are available.

 

About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc

The Wood County Committee on Aging was founded in September of 1973, as is dedicated to the planning and development of programs and services that will allow older adults of  Wood County to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. As Ohio first nationally accredited senior center, the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc is working to encourage older adults to enjoy, enrich and explore this season of life

It Pays to Compare Using Medicare’s New Plan Finder

Explore your options before the end of Open Enrollment….

(Family Feature) Medicare’s Open Enrollment period gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to review their options and decide whether they want to keep their current plan or make changes for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. You can keep your current plan if you’re happy with it, but you must make a selection between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7.

Comparing plans pays. This is the one time of the year for you to review your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription coverage and see if you have better options based on changes to the current plans, your budget or your health needs.

Medicare’s most used tool, the Plan Finder, has a new look and features, making it easier to learn about and compare coverage options, shop for health and drug plans and feel confident choosing a plan that best meets your needs.

Plan Finder provides a personalized experience through a mobile-friendly and easy-to-use design to help users learn about different options. The tool walks through the enrollment process from start to finish and allows users to view and compare Part D and many of the supplemental benefits that Medicare Advantage plans offer. It also features a star rating system which gives an overall rating of the plan’s quality and performance for the types of services each plan offers.

Take Action Before Open Enrollment Ends
Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. Now is the time to act if you want to enroll in or make changes to your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. If your current coverage still meets your needs, you don’t have to do anything. If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, you will likely have to wait a full year before you are able to make changes to your Medicare coverage.

For more information, visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. Help is available 24 hours a day, including weekends. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, let the customer service representative know the language. You can also create a MyMedicare.gov account to manage your personal information like medical conditions, allergies and implanted devices or sign up to get your “Medicare Summary Notices” (eMSNs) electronically.

Help in your community is available. Get personalized health insurance counseling at no cost to you from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Visit shiptacenter.org or call 1-800-MEDICARE for your SHIP’s phone number.

More information about Medicare is also available on the Medicare Facebook page and by following @MedicareGov on Twitter.

Get Help Paying for Prescriptions
Anyone who has Medicare can get prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited resources and income may also be able to get Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs.

Medicare estimates more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible forExtra Help but aren’t currently enrolled in the program. To qualify, your annual income must be less than $18,735 a year ($25,365 for married couples). Even if your annual income is higher, you may still qualify. Your resources must also be limited to $14,390 ($28,720 for married couples). Resources include bank accounts, stocks and bonds, but not your house, car or life insurance policies.

To see if you qualify, apply online at secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start or call 1-800-772-1213.

Information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.


SOURCE:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Older American Labor Rate Increasing – WHY?

Most senior citizens would rather not give up their homes as they grow older…

Most senior citizens would rather not give up
their homes as they grow older, says AMAC
It’s one reason many of them continue working
 
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 18 — The labor participation rate of older Americans is increasing for a variety of reasons. The National Council on Aging [NCOA] reports that one in five seniors are still working.
 
In fact, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]: “The term, ‘retirement age,’ may become irrelevant in the 21st century. For one thing, modern medicine is giving seniors a second wind, making them healthy enough to continue working. Technology is making it easier for them to stay on the job. But, perhaps the biggest reason for not retiring, is the fact that the rising cost of living makes it more difficult to live on a fixed income,”
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than a third of men and women between the ages of 65 and 69 and at least 19% of those 70 to 74 years of age are still on the job. And, the NCOA reports that 69 percent of senior citizens say they continue to work for economic reasons. 
 
And, among those reasons, perhaps, is that they have a strong desire to continue living in their current homes as they grow old. In fact, as AMAC reported earlier this year, the Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that “the vast majority of elderly people receiving assistance (80%) live in private homes in the community, not institutions. It turns out that most seniors want to age in place – their own place to be exact.”
 
But, if you are a senior who fears that the cost of remodeling in order to make your home safe and accessible may be out of reach, you may be surprised to learn that a makeover can be quite reasonable. The RetirementLiving.Com says that the ‘price tag on most remodeling projects is under $10,000,’ a bargain compared with the cost of assisted living, which can run as high as about $7,700 a month or more than $92,000 a year.”
 
The actual cost of fixing the impediments for senior citizens that may exist in your home will vary based on what your physical needs are and what they might be in the future. If it is just a matter of installing a walk-in tub and entry ramps and widening a few doorways the cost can be quite reasonable.

Upcoming Cholesterol Clinics

During November……

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling their cholesterol screening clinics for November.  You must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older.  The cost is $20 for those 60 and over, $25 for those 25-59. These screenings require an appointment and pretest instructions.

The screening panel includes:  Total Cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio and a blood glucose level.  Results will be immediately available and discussed with clients by a Registered Nurse.

Bowling Green Senior Center:  9:00 am to 11:00 am

  • November 1, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • November 19, 2019

 

Perrysburg Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • November 13, 2019

 

Grand Rapids Senior Center 9:30 am to 11:30 am

  • November 21, 2019

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 and ask for the Social Services Department. 

About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc

The Wood County Committee on Aging was founded in September of 1973, and is dedicated to the planning and development of programs and services that will allow older adults of  Wood County to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. As Ohio’s first nationally accredited senior center, the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is working to encourage older adults to enjoy, enrich and explore this season of life.  

Senior Housing Becoming “Unaffordable”?

Assisted living and similar facilities need to restrict yearly price increases, says AMAC

Assisted living and similar facilities need to
restrict yearly price increases, says AMAC
 
WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 19 — “It’s a fact that the cost of providing services at senior citizen facilities increases annually for any of a variety of reasons. It’s also a fact, however, that most seniors living in assisted living facilities and senior housing don’t have the resources to pay steadily increasing rates, particularly when they exceed the annual Cost Price Index [CPI]. Something’s gotta give lest the nation’s elderly join the ranks of the homeless,” according to senior advocate Dan Weber.
 
Weber, who is founder and president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], cites the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued earlier this month. It concludes that its “all items [CPI] index increased 1.7 percent for the 12 months ending August.” 
 
Yet, notes Weber, the most recent National Senior Living Cost Index prepared by the senior-living referral service, A Place for Mom, shows that the cost for independent living facilities rose 2.6%. Assisted living costs were up by 2.4% and the costs for memory care facilities were up by 3.2%.
 
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018 “the national median cost for assisted living per month is $4,000, which breaks down to around $133 per day (and adds up to $48,000 per year).” Meanwhile, the Pension Rights Center reports that fifty percent of older Americans over 65 had, at most, an annual income of about $24,224   in 2018. 
 
“Consider the fact that 2019 Social Security Recipients received the highest Cost Of Living Adjustment since 2012, 2.8%. In 2009, 2010 and 2015 benefits were stagnant as the Obama administration chose to not offer a COLA and relenting in 2016 they decided to increase the Social Security COLA by a mere .3%. So It has been a harsh existence for too many senior citizens over the better part of a decade,” says Weber.
 
The nation is aging at a rate of new 65-year-olds a day and that growth will continue through the year 2030. “It’s a population that creates a fast growing and lucrative market for the senior living sector and if the industry wants to maximize returns, it should take measures to make sure senior housing is affordable. One suggestion: keep annual cost increases at or below the COLA. Better yet, how about keeping increases at or below the CPI,” Weber suggests.

W.C. Senior Center “Groundbreaking” is Friday

New $8M facility to serve Wood County…..

Please join us as we launch the building project which will serve older adults throughout Wood County.

When:  Friday,  September  20,  2019 
at 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Wood County Committee on Aging  Wood County Senior Center building site,  140 South Grove Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

The total cost of the project to build the new facility which will house the operations of the Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) and the Wood County Senior Center is $8 million.

On February 26, 2018, then State Senator Randy Gardner and State Representative Theresa Gavarone announced that the project would receive $1.6 million from the 2018 State of Ohio capital appropriations budget.  The WCCOA Governing Board set a goal of $1.2 million for a capital campaign and will continue to accept donations after that goal is reached.  The balance of the project is financed by State Bank and Trust of Defiance.

This project is made possible by the efforts of the following:

  • State Senator – Theresa Gavarone
  • Chancellor of Ohio Higher Education – Randy Gardner
  • State of Ohio – 2018 State Capital Budget
  • Bowling Green State University – Optimal Aging Institute
  • Wood County Board of Commissioners
  • City of Bowling Green
  • Friends of WCCOA
  • State Bank and Trust of Defiance
  • MemoryLane Care Services
  • Duket|Architects|Planners
  • Mannik & Smith Group
  • Donors from throughout Wood County

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.