Caregiving heroes honored at Golden Care Awards


Compassionate caregivers in Wood County were honored at The Golden Care Awards on Nov. 7.

This event was designed to recognize National Caregivers Month in November and to honor caregivers within communities and facilities.

Nominations were sent in from friends, family, and coworkers of caregivers that go above and beyond every day to care for those they serve.

All nominees from three categories including agency support staff, medical professionals, and community caregivers were recognized at the event. Each nomination was reviewed by the former Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards and Nadine Edwards they selected one winner from each category.

The event, which was held at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green, was presented by the Wood County Committee on Aging. Event committee sponsors were Bowling Green Manor, Briar Hill Health Care Campus, Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Brookdale of Bowling Green, Kingston of Perrysburg and Wood Haven Health Care.

Selected winners were: Amijo Mayberry agency support staff caregiver from Wood Lane Residential Services Inc.; Kelly Brown, professional medical staff caregiver from Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg; and Cindy Weaver, community caregiver.

The 2022 nominees include:

Support Staff: Alayna Bollinger, Wood Haven Health Care; Mauren Mambraser, Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg; Amijo Mayberry, Wood Lane Residential Services Inc.; Laura Stefan, Wood Haven Health Care; and Sue Smith, Wood Haven Health Care,

Medical Professionals: Kelly Brown, Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg, and Alice Zoll, Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg

Community Caregivers: Susan Baker, Floyd Chamberlain, Douglas Kalmbach, Dorothy Simon, Cindy Weaver and Janette Willman.

This year’s Golden Care Award ceremony can be viewed on WCCOA’s YouTube page by going to and searching “WCCOA, Inc.”

For information on programs and services, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at 419-353-5661, 800-367-4935 or

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