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