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Wood County Committee on Aging Mission Statement The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging shall be: 1. To provide, promote and coordinate with other service agencies a comprehensive system of services to Wood County residents sixty (60) years of age and older to enable them to remain independent. 2. To assess the physical, emotional, social, economic and intellectual needs of Wood County's older adults and to develop and promote programs and services that will improve the quality of their lives. 3. To provide empowerment of older adults in Wood County, ever mindful of their dignity and individuality, by serving as a focal point for programs on aging.
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.