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WANTED: Caregiver Nominations!


Bowling Green, OH (September 5, 2019) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., will be collaborating with Brookdale of Bowling Green, Perrysburg Commons, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Kingston of Perrysburg, Bowling Green Manor and Bowling Green Care Center and Briar Hill Health Care Campus to host the Golden Care Awards in order to recognize the caregiving heroes in Wood County.

This event will recognize compassionate caregivers working in a facility or home care setting, as well as community caregivers. The reception and dinner will be held on Thursday, November 7 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (315 South College Dr., Bowling Green) from 6 to 8 p.m., with a ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Nomination forms are available at all Wood County Senior Centers or on our website at www.wccoa.net, and the deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019. Nominated “Caregiver Heroes” must have been working in a facility/home care setting, been an active caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor within the last year. A caregiver provides direct care and tends to the needs of an older adult. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominees will be judged by the examples given in the following categories:
– Community Caregivers
– Medical Professionals (therapists, physicians, nurses, STNA care navigators, social workers)
– Agency Support Staff (volunteers, companion caregivers, housekeepers, dietary, salon, activity personnel, medical drivers)
It is encouraged that the person nominating the caregiver provides a thorough explanation of why they are outstanding caregivers. The panel of judges will base their decisions on the written information provided on the nomination form.

Return the completed nomination form with their photo to “Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402” OR e-mail programs@wccoa.net
For more information, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging’s Programs Department through the above e-mail or by calling 419-353-5661 OR 800-367-4935.

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.

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