Wood County Committee on Aging
"Hello! It's me and I have a question!"
Do you like to be the "center of attention"? Do you like being the person helping others? Why not help this community non-profit agency for a few hours at their reception desk? This volunteer could give relief at this busy desk before/during/and after the lunch hour -- we will work with YOUR schedule, too! Training is given in detail!
About Wood County Committee on Aging
305 North Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402, US
MISSION STATEMENT 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. Approved 08/10/2011 Reaffirmed 05/11/2016 VISION STATEMENT The Wood County Committee on Aging will be recognized as a premiere agency for the provision of services for senior citizens in Wood County.
There are eight (8) Senior Centers (Bowling Green, Grand Rapids, North Baltimore, Northeast (Walbridge), Pemberville, Perrysburg, Rossford, Wayne) in Wood County Ohio, where lunches and Home Delivered Meals (for Homebound individuals) are served five (5) days a week. Evening Meals, by reservations, are served on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in the Bowling Green site only. Activities are a major portion of all our senior centers.
The Social Services Department is a major information and referral service with regards to health issues for seniors, living wills, nursing home referrals, home heating help, and a myriad of other senior needs, including a Durable Medical Equipment loan closet.
The Program Department hosts offerings on everything from the educational (health and other programs); fitness classes (Yoga, water Yoga, Circuit Training, Matter of Balance, etc.) including Evidence-based classes like Delay the Disease, useful for those with Parkinson's; cognitive (Memory for Life); technology classes (computers, phones, Kindles, androids, etc.); and social gatherings (mystery dinners, Knitters Guild), and art programs.
Our Agency partners with Bowling Green State University and other local institutes of higher learning for Nutrition, Gerontology, Technology, Nursing and Social Service classes as well as local businesses, intergenerational programs, and local nursing agencies.