Senior center offered Thanksgiving feast

A Thanksgiving feast, including turkey and all of the fixings, was served to a large crowd of older
adults and their family members on Thanksgiving Day at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green.
The annual tradition of serving the meal on Thanksgiving Day started more than 10 years ago.
Denise Niese, Wood County Committee on Aging’s executive director, along with over 30 volunteers, helped
to serve the meal to a capacity crowd of approximately 80 older adults and their family members in the
center’s dining room.
"It is great to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with those who may not otherwise have a
Thanksgiving Day meal," said Niese prior to this year’s event. "Seeing the smiles on their
faces as we enjoy the meal together gives us all a special feeling."
Reservations were required and the capacity was reached well in advance of Thanksgiving. Some of the
seniors who attended may not have the means to make a meal or may not have family close by.
The staff and volunteers see this meal as a way of continuing the mission of the WCCOA as they to provide
serve the older community.
The annual meal is a typical Thanksgiving traditional meal.
For information on programs and services, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at
419-353-5661, 800-367-4935 or