Poetry Contest for Older Adults

14th Annual contest sponsored by Wood County Committee on Aging…

WCCOA is welcoming entries for 14th annual poetry contest

Bowling Green, OH – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will soon be accepting entries for 2019’s Poetry Contest, “Dreams”. Any Wood County individual 50 years of age or older may participate. The opening date for submissions will be Tuesday, January 22 and will close on Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m.

Poems should share stories of life, hope, dreams and love. We are looking for poetry that, in some way, celebrates the heart and souls of members of Wood County citizens as they continue to celebrate their lives.

Entries must be submitted in English, double spaced, in a 12 point Times New Roman Font or handwritten. Entries must be entirely your own work and never previously published, online or offline. All styles of poems are acceptable but they must be originals. Any plagiarized poems will be disqualified. Poems should not exceed one page.

Two entries will be accepted per person. Intent to submit will not be accepted. Poems are to have a title and to have the poet’s name, address and phone number on each page.

Poems are due to the Programs Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 by Friday, March 9, 2019 by 4 p.m. You may also e-mail your entry to programs@wccoa.net. All entries must have the title of the poem, the poet’s name, phone number, address and date of submission included.

Winners will be selected by a Bowling Green State University Writing Professor and BGSU Gerontology Students. All poems entered will be available for reading in a loosely bound edition.

Winning poems will be announced on April 26, 2019 on our blog and via phone call, and will be published on WCCOA’s website and blog. The grand prize award will be a $50 gift card.

All poems will be posted on our blog site, woodcountycommitteeonaging@blogspot.com. All submissions become the property of WCCOA and can be published online or in print.

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.

Help Wanted: Data Tech (Full-time)

Agency application available at the Wood County Committee on Aging


Data Technician
(Full-time)
Posting

The purpose of this position is to maintain accurate documentation of service delivery and client records. Complete data entry, analysis/reconciliation and record maintenance on SAMS (Senior Assistance Management System), MySeniorCenter, MITS, and billing systems for the Buckeye Health Plan and Aetna. Coordinate WCCOA’s computer maintenance. Update and maintain WCCOA website.

Education requirements: High school diploma required. Computer knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft 2010 required. Must demonstrate effective communication skills.

Must have a proven record of working harmoniously with older adults as well as colleagues. Must be eligible for bonding and insurable under agency policy. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s license with proof of auto insurance (state minimum). Must meet the requirements contained in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 173-3-06.6 (B)(3). Compliance shall be reviewed not less than annually. Must successfully complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) records check, as defined in OAC 173-9-01. Must demonstrate fluency in English, both written and oral. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds consistently.

Agency application available at the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio, on our website www.wccoa.net, or by calling 419.353.5661. Completed applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

Heat Alert–Extended Hours Available in BG for Seniors this Weekend

This service is targeted to the elderly and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes….


The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., will have extended hours at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main Street, in Bowling Green on Friday, June 29th ; Saturday, June 30th;  and  Sunday, July 1st  during the expected high heat and humidity.

Additional hours are scheduled for Friday evening (until 8 p.m.) and all day Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) with meals provided (for donation) both days at noon and 5:30 p.m., at the Center.

This service is targeted to the elderly and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes.  Those in need of relief from the heat are encouraged to drop in.  Games, movies, books and newspapers will be available.

To stay safe in the extreme heat, experts recommend you reschedule strenuous outdoor work to early morning or evening.  Those who must work outside are advised to take frequent breaks and drink water frequently, even when not thirsty.  Please remember to check on elderly friends and neighbors, especially those without air conditioning.

Please call the Wood County Committee on Aging at 419.353.5661 or 1.800.367.4935 for more information.

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Seeking Nominations to Honor Caregivers in our County

his event, celebrating caregivers, will include dinner provided by Brookdale of Bowling Green and refreshments by Gentiva Hospice, entertainment by the Jake Pilewski jazz trio and an awards ceremony.


Perrysburg, OH (September 15, 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will host the Golden Care Awards in partnership with Brookdale of Bowling Green, Ohioans Home Healthcare, The Waterford at Levis Commons and Kingston of Perrysburg. The event, in honor of National Caregivers Month, will be held on Thursday, November 5 from 5-8 p.m. at Greystone Hall, located at 29101 Hufford Road in Perrysburg, Ohio.

 

This event, celebrating caregivers, will include dinner provided by Brookdale of Bowling Green and refreshments by Gentiva Hospice, entertainment by the Jake Pilewski jazz trio and an awards ceremony. Recognition will be given to caregiving heroes who are professionals working in a facility or home care setting and those community members who assist older adults in their neighborhoods. All nominees will be honored at the event.

 

The Golden Care Awards recognize the caregiving heroes in our neighborhoods and we are seeking your assistance to help identify these caring individuals. The two award categories have been developed to identify the compassionate caregivers working in a facility or home care setting (including physicians, nurses, and the support team), and to identify those in the who are community caregivers tending to the needs of their neighbors, friends or loved ones.

 

The criteria to nominate a professional caregiver consists of their employment in a long term care/ assisted living facility or home care setting that cares for older adults and that they have been an active caregiver during the 2015 calendar year. These professionals must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in with older adults. These caregivers will be recognized for their commitment to the quality of life of their clients.

 

To nominate an unpaid caregiving hero in your community, the individual must have been an active caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor within the 2015 calendar year and they must not be paid for their time. The care recipient must reside in Wood County and the caregiver must provide direct care and tend to the need of an older adult so that they can remain in their homes.

 

You can help us honor these individuals by submitting your special caregivers name to the 2015 Golden Care Awards. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

 

Nomination forms are available at all Wood County Senior Centers or on the WCCOA website (www.wccoa.net) or by calling (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935.

 

Nomination deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015. Completed nomination forms with photo can be submitted to: WCCOA, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

 

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.

 

Road Safety Education for Seniors: To Keep you Safe

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., AARP and the City of Bowling Green Present Road Safety


Bowling Green, OH  – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA), AARP and the City of Bowling Green will present Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, August 14 at the City of Bowling Green Facilities Building (located at 815 E. Poe Rd. in Bowling Green).

 

Participants are invited to drive in their personal vehicles to experience the following:

 

  • Educational Seminars: consisting of updates on traffic laws and technologies, tips for safe driving and the importance of screening.
  • CarFit: an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them.
  • Booths: including those related to adaptive vehicle equipment, transportation, refreshments, raffle prizes and much more.

 

Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by the Wood County Beef Producers.

 

Reservations are required by contacting WCCOA at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or by emailing programs@wccoa.net.

 

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.

Grant for Wood County Meals on Wheels

WCCOA Receives $1,250 for Participation in Meals on Wheels America’s 2015 March for Meals

Funding for the 13th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event


WCCOA Receives $1,250 for Participation in Meals on Wheels America’s 2015 March for Meals 

Funding for the 13th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event 

Bowling Green, OH (June 15, 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is proud to announce that it has received a $1,250 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. This year’s grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America, Inc. and its seventh annual “Share the Love” event. During the event, Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.

“We are so excited about receiving this award which will enable our agency to augment our nutrition program around the county,” said Jacqueline Metz, WCCOA Volunteer Coordinator. “The March for Meals program has allowed us to bring awareness to the real issue of senior hunger in Wood County,” she said.

Throughout the month of March, WCCOA invited elected officials, media personnel, local celebrities, and real estate professionals to deliver meals to older adults across Wood County. A total of 57 individuals were invited to deliver meals for WCCOA as part of the March for Meals program. This is the largest number of participants since WCCOA began participating in the program over a decade ago.

In total, $370,250 is being granted to 258 local Meals on Wheels programs and two Meals on Wheels America-affiliated State Associations based on their March for Meals efforts. WCCOA will use the grant to continue our mission of enriching the lives of older adults in Wood County.

“The March for Meals grant program is our way of recognizing local programs for bolstering the dynamic and effective partnership between Meals on Wheels and the businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who provide critical support within their communities,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “In addition to mobilizing nearly 400 local Meals on Wheels celebrations across the country, we commemorated the month by releasing the findings of a groundbreaking research study proving that Meals on Wheels delivers so much more than just a meal.”

The annual March for Meals campaign is an effort led by Meals on Wheels America to present opportunities for volunteers, businesses and governments to support seniors in a variety of ways that make communities stronger, safer and healthier. For more information, visit marchformeals.com.

About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.

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. 

About Meals on Wheels America (formerly Meals On Wheels Association of America)

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

WCCOA and JFS of Wood County to Hold Elder Abuse Awareness Event

The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event. Please wear purple and take a stand against elder abuse.


Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. and Job and Family Services of Wood County, Ohio to Hold Elder Abuse Awareness Event

 Bowling Green, OH (June 5, 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) and Job and Family Services of Wood County, Ohio will hold an Elder Abuse Awareness Event on Friday, June 12 immediately following the Bowling Green Flag Day Celebration, beginning at 10 a.m. outside of the Wood County Senior Center, located at 305 North Main St. in Bowling Green, Ohio.

 

In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, WCCOA and Job and Family Services of Wood County, Ohio aim to bring an end to elder abuse in Wood County and declare that Wood County Takes a Stand Against Elder Abuse.

 

According to the Administration on Community Living, every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.

 

In 2014, 233 cases of elder abuse were reported in Wood County, Ohio alone.

 

The Wood County Elder Abuse Awareness event will feature remarks from representatives of Job and Family Services of Wood County, Ohio and appearances from local officials, including Bowling Green Mayor, Richard Edwards and Wood County Prosecuting Attorney, Paul Dobson.

 

The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event. Please wear purple and take a stand against elder abuse.

 

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.

WCCOA, Inc. to Hold Caregivers Night Out On April 17

This event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.


Bowling Green, OH (March , 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) invites caregivers of older adults in Wood County to take a well-deserved break on Friday, April 17, 2015 with a night out.

 

With the support of local home health care agencies, care recipients will receive quality companionship while the caregiver enjoys a night away from the stresses of caregiving.

 

Caregivers will have the option of choosing between two options.

 

  1. An evening out for dinner and shopping at Levis Commons in Perrysburg with other caregivers with transportation provided by WCCOA.

 

Or

 

  1. An alternative evening of spending time independently.

 

This event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required by Friday, March 27.

 

To register, contact WCCOA at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935 or email programs@wccoa.net.

 

Companion Care is sponsored by: Senior Helpers, WellsBrooke Home Health Services, Arista Home Care Solutions, and Right at Home Health Care Services.

 

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.

Guardianship Program Helps Individuals Needing Assistance

The Wood County Guardianship program was spearheaded by Judge David E. Woessner


There are some individuals in Wood County who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf. Those individuals need help with making daily life decisions – from the simple to the more complex. Since 2011, the Wood County Probate Court has been appointing volunteer Guardians to assist those individuals with their health and placement decisions.

Guardianship is defined as a legal relationship established by the Wood County Probate Court in which a person (Guardian) is appointed on behalf of another individual declared incompetent by the court (Ward).

Wood County Guardians are appointed only as a guardian of the person, meaning they are appointed to help their Wards make health and placement decisions. Wood County Guardians do not make any financial decisions for their Wards.

The Wood County Guardianship program was spearheaded by Judge David E. Woessner after he found some individuals in need of a proper Guardian to help with decisions.

There are now eleven active Guardians and three current applicants, according to Jennifer Robeson, Office Manager for the Wood County Probate Court.

The need for guardians has been rising in recent years, according to Robeson.

“There is a greater need for Guardians today,” Robeson said. “I think part of the reason is agencies have a better understanding of the guardianship process, and the option to pursue it, which has led to an increase in requests for guardians.”

Guardians are fully trained on how to deal with situations regarding their Ward. After initial training, Guardians continue with ongoing training, meetings and speakers, and have resources available for questions, including attorneys and Robeson herself. Guardians are appointed by the probate court for an indefinite term.

The Guardianship program was made possible, in part, by a partnership with the Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA).

“We were putting a committee together, and WCCOA became a part of it,” Robeson said. “Since then, WCCOA has helped us in so many ways – from hosting meetings to helping with recruiting Guardians to just being a great source of advice.”

WCCOA and Robeson continue to work together, along with Judge Woessner to recruit volunteers and keep the Guardians informed.

Janet Delong, a retired public health nurse and current guardian, became involved with the guardianship program after speaking with Denise Niese, Executive Director for WCCOA.

“Denise approached me about the program and I thought it would be a great way to help someone in need,” Delong said.

Delong’s Ward is of an older age, but other Wards are as young as 18. She says her experience as a guardian has been very rewarding.

“I have learned so much from my Ward,” Delong said. “She was once lost in the system and it has been great helping her and learning about her life; she is so unique and I just find her delightful.”

Judge Woessner is very happy with the achievements of the Guardianship program.

“Since its start up in 2011, our Volunteer Guardian Program has been an outstanding success,” Woessner said. “Our committed volunteers have stepped up to help individuals throughout the county who have needed assistance – their experiences have been both challenging and rewarding.”

Woessner would encourage those interested in becoming a Ward to contact the Court.

The next training program is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. on March 25 and 26, 2015 at the Wood County Courthouse, located at One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Those interested in becoming a guardian can contact the Wood County Probate Court at (419) 354-9230 or print an application online at probate-court.co.wood.oh.us.

Cholesterol Screenings available in Wood County during March

Held at various Senior Centers, sponsored by WCCOA…..


 

Wood County, Ohio – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is currently scheduling cholesterol screening clinics for March. Participants must be a resident of Wood County and 25 years of age or older. The cost is $20 for those 60 and over and $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: 9-11 a.m.

  • Wednesday March 4, 2015
  • Friday March 6, 2015
  • Thursday March 19, 2015

 

Perrysburg Senior Center: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday March 31, 2015

 

Rossford Senior Center: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday March 25, 2015

 

 

To schedule an appointment, please call (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.

Great Decisions Lecture Series Returns to WCCOA

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will once again hold the Great Decisions Lecture Series at the Wood County Senior Center


Bowling Green, OH (January 6, 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will once again hold the Great Decisions Lecture Series at the Wood County Senior Center (305 N. Main St., Bowling Green) for six consecutive Saturdays from 9:30-11 a.m. January 24-February 28, 2015.

The Great Decisions Lecture Series is an informative educational discussion group. Participants will be enlightened with up-to-date information on worldly topics facilitated by Bowling Green State University professors. The professors will provide an opportunity for questions and answers following each discussion session.

The series is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and WCCOA.

Registration is required due to limited seating. When registering, a name and phone number is required in case of cancellations due to inclement weather. Manuals are made available through advanced ordering. A fee of $22 is required to place an order. Manuals are to be purchased by January 16, 2015.

To register for this program, contact the WCCOA program department at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935, or email programs@wccoa.net.

A full list of topics and speakers is provided below. 

Saturday, January 24

India Changes Course

Dr. Gary Hess

For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn’t stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage. 

Saturday, January 31

U.S Policy Towards Africa

Judy Pfaffenberger

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region? 

Saturday, February 7

Privacy in the Digital Age

Dr. Stefan Fritsch

The idea of “privacy” has undergone significant changes in the digital age, as has the idea of privacy “harm.” Fearful of British spying, influence and intervention, the founding fathers granted citizens significant protections in the Constitution. Now, the tables have turned: Concerns about what some see as a U.S. “dragnet” and unwarranted privacy intrusions have compelled other countries to revamp their own privacy protections. Legislation, both at home and abroad, hasn’t kept pace with technological developments, leaving some wondering if privacy as we know it is long dead. 

Saturday, February 14

Russia and the Near Abroad

Dr. Marc Simon

As the movement later known as the Euromaidan, or “Euro Square,” pulled western Ukraine closer to its European neighbors, another powerful force threatened to tear away the country’s eastern half: Russia. Putin’s pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin’s Russia isn’t afraid to take an aggressive stance against Europeanization in Ukraine, what does that mean for the rest of Russia’s neighbors? 

Saturday, February 21

Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Fanell Williams

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. 

Saturday, February 28

Brazil’s Metamorphosis

Speaker TBA

Brazil — it’s the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence — it’s drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.

*Note: Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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.

WCCOA “Share the Love” at NB Senior Center

Meals delivered to older adults in southern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center.


Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Partners with Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay to “Share the Love” this Holiday Season

Subaru’s “Share the Love” event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Wood County’s seniors

Bowling Green, OH (December 23, 2014) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) proudly partnered with both Yark Subaru of Toledo and LaRiche Subaru of Findlay this holiday season in an effort to help fight senior isolation and hunger.

Yark Subaru delivered meals to older adults in northern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 out of the Rossford Area Senior Center. LaRiche Subaru delivered meals to older adults in southern Wood County on Thursday, December 11 at the North Baltimore Area Senior Center. 

The event was all part of an effort to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors in need. This local effort is part of the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s participation in Subaru of America, Inc.’s national year-end “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their local communities.

“We are very pleased that Subaru and MOWAA have joined forces again this holiday season to ensure that no senior goes hungry,” said Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service for WCCOA.

As a proud Subaru “Share the Love” event charitable partner, local Meals On Wheels Member programs that partner with Subaru retailers are eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors in Wood County, Ohio.

“Subaru retailers and Meals On Wheels have worked together since 2008, helping deliver one million meals to seniors every day,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals On Wheels Association of America. “We are truly honored to be one of Subaru’s national charities for the seventh consecutive year. Their vital support enables us to power local communities in their fight against senior hunger and isolation all year long.”

For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 20, 2014, through January 2, 2015, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating. By the end of this, the seventh “Share the Love” event, Subaru will have donated $50 million to charity over the past six years – including the delivery of one million meals to seniors in need.

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.

About Meals On Wheels Association of America

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, or to locate a local Meals on Wheels program, visit www.mowaa.org.