Nominations sought for Caregiver Heroes

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will collaborate with Bowling Green Manor, Briar Hill Health Care Campus, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Brookdale of Bowling Green, Kingston of Perrysburg and Wood Haven Health Care to host the Golden Care Awards in honor of National Caregivers Month in November.
        The ceremony will be held Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wood County Committee on Aging/Wood County Senior Center located at 140 S. Grove St., Bowling Green.
        A caregiver is someone who provides direct care and tends to the needs of an older adult. This event will recognize the caregiving heroes in our communities, and one winner will be awarded in each of the following categories:
        • Medical or professional care providers working in a facility or home care setting (physician, therapist, nurse, STNA, care navigator, social worker, etc.).
        • Support staff working in a facility or home care setting (volunteer, companion caregiver, housekeeper, dietary, salon, activities, maintenance, etc.).
        • Community caregiver (someone caring for a spouse, adult child, other family member, friend, neighbor, etc.).
        Nominated “Caregiver Heroes” must have been working in a facility/home care setting, or have been an active caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor within the last year. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
        Those nominating a caregiver should provide a thorough explanation of why the nominee is an outstanding caregiver. A panel of judges will choose one winner in each category, based on the written information provided on the nomination form. All nominees will receive a certificate, a flower, an event brochure and their laminated nomination form.
        Nomination forms are available online at The deadline for submissions is Monday, Oct. 3. A nomination form and a jpeg photo of the nominee can be submitted to
        For more information, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging Programs Department through the above email or by calling 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935.


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