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Otterbein chain reaccredited PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 09:43
Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices has been reaccredited by the National EAGLE Accreditation Commission.
Only 38 health and welfare institutions nationwide have achieved Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE) status in recognition of their efforts.
The designation is designed for faith based, health and wholeness organizations to enhance the quality of services provided. It utilizes voluntary self-assessment and peer review of established principles and goals to promote excellence in Christian ministry.
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County's home-delivered meal clients to receive floral bouquets from Kiwanis PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 09:43
The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) will receive approximately 150 donated bouquets of flowers from the Kiwanis Club's Showers of Flowers for Children program to be given to home-delivered meal clients in Wood County.
Bouquets of wrapped daffodils and tulips will be delivered to the WCCOA's Production Kitchen on Monday.
The bouquets will be sent out with WCCOA home-delivered meal drivers to be distributed to older adults across Wood County.
"We are very happy to have this generous donation from the Kiwanis Club's Showers of Flowers for Children program," said Angie Bradford, director of food service for WCCOA. "The bouquets will surely brighten the day of our home-delivered meal clients."
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Kingston at Perrysburg ranks 3rd among Ohio nursing homes PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 09:24
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Aging has surveyed residents of Ohio nursing homes and assisted living facilities to determine their satisfaction with the care they receive there. Nursing home residents gave their facilities an 87.5 average overall satisfaction rating, and assisted living residents gave their providers a 92.3 score in the 2013 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey.
Kingston Care Center of Perrysburg ranked third on the list of top 25 nursing homes, with a score of  98.25.  It was the only nursing home in Wood County named among the 25.
The top ranking went to Wesley Ridge in Reynoldsburg, located in Franklin County, with a score of 98.45, while Ursuline Center in Toledo ranked second, at 98.34.
The only other northwest Ohio facilities in this top group were Lima Memorial Transitional Care, at 96.88; Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, at 96.4; and Valley View Healthcare Center in Fremont, at 95.59.
Among nursing homes, 27,085 residents in 953 facilities participated in the survey.
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Perrysburg Commons resident gets a special dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 09:32
PERRYSBURG - On Wednesday, Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center gave resident Jeanne Tyler a wish fulfilled by the center's "Heart's Desire" program.
Heart's Desire has been fulfilling wishes of residents at Perrysburg Commons and other HCR Manorcare facilities nationwide with support from the staff and surrounding community.  Thousands of Heart's Desires have been granted since the program's inception in 1997.
Tyler's wish was a chance to return to her all-time favorite restaurant, the Charcoal House on Talmadge Road in Toledo, for a good steak dinner.
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Committee on Aging to hold Caregivers Night Out PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 09:16
Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) invites caregivers of older adults from the Bowling Green area to take a well-deserved break from 5-9 p.m. on April 11, a Friday, with a night out.
Many caregivers spend all of their time taking care of the ones they love. Although it is many times rewarding, the stresses of caregiving can take a toll on the caregiver. The WCCOA wants to provide a special night out to thank those caregivers for all of the special care they provide.
Caregivers participating in the event may choose from one of two "night out" options.
The first option includes a meal sponsored by Max & Erma's, followed by shopping at Levis Commons in Perry burg, sponsored by St. Clare Commons.
The second option is an alternative evening of spending time independently.
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