WCCOA seeking nominations for Golden Care Awards

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is collaborating with Bowling Green Manor, Briar Hill Health Care Campus, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Brookdale of Bowling Green, Amea Healthcare, The Willows of Bowling Green and Wood Haven Health Care host to host the Golden Care Awards in honor of National Caregivers Month.
        The ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 13 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. The Golden Care Awards will recognize local caregiving heroes. 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 an active caregiver for a family member, friend or neighbor within the last year. Self-nominations will not be accepted. It is encouraged that the person nominating the caregiver provides a thorough explanation of why the nominee is an outstanding caregiver.
        The 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, flower, event brochure and their laminated nomination form.
        Nomination forms are available online at wccoa.net. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Oct. 1. A jpeg photo of the nominee can be submitted to programs@wccoa.net.
        For more information, contact the WCCOA Programs Department at the above email or call 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935.
        For information on WCCOA programs and services, visit wccoa.net.


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