200 S. Spring Street | Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 | (419) 562-3050

The Crawford County Council on Aging is a private non-profit organization established in 1974. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life and promote independence for older adults in Crawford County by providing in-home and community-based services which will allow them to live with dignity in the community.



Department of Aging urges Older Ohioans to prepare for Winter Storm Harper

Check on older loved ones before, during and after the storm


Columbus, Ohio – Winter Storm Harper is expected to cross the Ohio region this weekend, bringing with it the potential for high snowfall amounts, ice accumulations and bitter cold temperatures that could lead to hazardous road conditions, utility outages and more. The Ohio Department of Aging urges older adults to prepare for the storm and calls on all Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors.

“An event like Winter Storm Harper presents significant risks for all Ohioans, but older adults can be at increased risk from the storm’s effect,” said Ursel McElroy, director of the department. “Physical changes, isolation and other factors can make older adults more susceptible to weather’s wrath, so it’s important to plan ahead and check in on each other.”

When attending Council on Aging activities this year like the Senior Day at the Crawford County Fair, Holiday Dinners and other special events you will be seeing an addition to the table settings.  Placemat advertisments sponsored by local businesses and agencies will be displayed during certain activities affiliated with the Crawford County Council on Aging.   

Throughout the year these placemats will be used during the serving of our congregate and home delivered meals as well.  All proceeds benefit the Council on Aging Activities Department. 


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Effective January 2nd, 2019 the Crawford County Council on Aging Transportation Fares will increase.  For questions on our Transportation services or any other services provided by the Council on Aging, please call 419-562-3050. 
The Crawford County Council on Aging Cookbook has arrived and can be purchased for $9 each.  Please stop by 200 S. Spring Street or call 419-562-3050, option 4 to purchase yours today.  
Congratulations to six local participants who completed the recent Matter of Balance course held at the Crawford County Council on Aging.  

The Crawford County Council on Aging would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Pork Chop Dinner!

The Crawford County Council on Aging and Specialized Transportation recently recognized their transportation drivers with a "SAFE DRIVING CERTIFICATE." To be eligible for recognition, each maintained an accident-free record for a minimum of one year from date of hire and completed the National Safety Council's driving course. 


On October 11, 2018, Eight “Outstanding Senior Citizens” were inducted into the “Crawford County Golden Years Hall of Fame” honoring outstanding senior citizens for their distinctive service to the community.  CONGRATULATIONS!
The Crawford County Council on Aging held the 35th Annual Senior Citizens Day at the Crawford County Fair on Thursday, July 19th.  Over 375 area residents attended the free 1920's themed event full of entertainment.  (Watch for pictures on here and our facebook)
Crawford County Council on Aging extends many thanks to everyone who supported and sponsored our activities/events during Older Americans Month!  We are proud of Crawford County for coming together to pay tribute to our community. 
The Crawford County Council on Aging along with Crawford County Partnership recieved the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging's 2017 Project Collaboration Award.  The Council on Aging along with the Crawford County Partnership worked together in May of 2017 when they provided the Senior Extravaganza/Spectacular in recognition of Older Americans Month.  Due to the wonderful turnout the event will now be held annually in May in celebration of Older Americans Month. 
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to support the State of the Sandwich restuarant on wheels during their visit to the Crawford County Council on Aging!  Your support is greatly appreciated! 



The year may be 2017, but when you walked into the Youth Building at the Crawford County Fair on July 20th you were back in the 1950’s.  Over 375 seniors, caretakers, vendors and entertainers attended the 34th annual Senior Citizens day event organized by the Crawford County Council on Aging.

The Crawford County Council on Aging offers a variety of services for county residents.  Call 419-562-3050 (toll free 1-800-589-7853) for more information and to start today.

Senior Garden now available for local seniors to enjoy!  Call 419-562-3050 for more information. 

Over 200 Crawford County Seniors enjoyed a day of fun, food and fellowship on May 18th as they attended the first annual Senior Extravaganza at the Trillium Event Center.  The Crawford County Council on Aging partnered with the CU Leadership to provide a community event in recognition of Older Americans Month. 

Over 80 community members were in attendance during the Crawford County Council on Aging's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 14th.  The Staff at the Council on Aging welcomed visitors of all ages with a bake sale, a pancake and sausage breakfast,a craft area and pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Special thank you to Hord's Livestock who assisted in sponsoring the event and those who supported and attended.   

The Timken Foundation presented the Crawford County Council on Aging with a check on Tuesday, April 4th. The Council on Aging received a Timken Foundation grant to purchase a new convection oven and to update company computer software. Thank you to the Timken Foundation for your support. Pictured: (l to r) Michele Hoffman, Fiscal Manager; Laurie York, Nutirition Cook, Brittany Locker; Nutrition Supervisor; Cassie Herschler, Executive Director; Robert Hiltbrand, Timken Plant Manager

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! Print off the attached survey regarding our current Activities Program at the Crawford County Council on Aging.  Fill it out and return it to the Senior Center or email it to coa@cccoa.org.  Your input is important to us.  We appreciate your support and contribution toward our growing Activities Program!
The Crawford County Council on Aging is available to senior citizens, groups and civic organizations to use the assembly area and parking lot of the Senior Center for activities, meeting and fund raising events.  The facility can be reserved for events on a first come, first served basis.  There are three rental options available along with a $50 deposit.  Each reservation requires a signed "Building Rental Agreement".  Contact the Council on Aging at 419-562-3050 to make your reservation or for additional information. 
The Crawford County Council on Aging Board of Trustees selected new Officers for the 2017 fiscal year.     
We Honor Veterans Ceremony to be held on November 4th at 1:30pm at the Crawford County Council on Aging sponsored by Kindred Hospice.  All veterans who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, and their family and friends are invited to attend.

On October 18th the Council on Aging inducted five “Outstanding Senior Citizens” into the “Crawford County Golden Years Hall of Fame”.  The program held at the Senior Center recognized; (Pictured left to right) Front Row: J. William (Bill) Stepro of Galion, Rev. Lewis Copley of Galion, Back Row: James Croneis of Bucyrus, Carol Kable of Galion, Carl Watt of Galion. 

On September 22nd the Council on Aging held a volunteer ceremony to honor all the Senior Center volunteers for their years of service.  If interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Brittany Locker at 419-562-3050.
Thank you to Sue Stander from Norton's Flowers.

Crawford County Council on Aging, Heartland of Bucyrus, and Crawford County Fair Board sponsored the 33rd Annual Senior Citizens Day at the Crawford County Fair on Thursday, July 21st. 



Accessories Bingo event raised over $1,000 toward Activities Department!

Ribbon cutting was held on May 20th for the new kitchen.  Pictured are Chamber of Commerce members, community members and Council on Aging staff.

The Bucyrus Rotary Club raised money and donated over $7,000 to purchase a new convection steamer for our new kitchen.  Pictured is Rotary members and Cassie Herschler, Council on Aging Executive Director