The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization. Our goal is to help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. The WCCOA encourages engagement in lifelong learning opportunities, health and wellness programs, supports an active lifestyle, and provides meals and social services throughout Wood County. Centers are located in Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Walbridge, Rossford, Pemberville, Wayne, Grand Rapids and North Baltimore.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Our Featured Site: The Perrysburg Area Senior Center
The Perrysburg Area Senior Center was established in 1985
and is located at 140 W. Indiana Avenue. The site, managed by Cheryl Fix, is
open Monday Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For 30 years, the Perrysburg Area Senior Center has been a
place for older adults to learn something new, meet new friends, have fun, and
enjoy a meal together.
Perrysburg Jam Session
A popular weekly event at the Perrysburg site is the
Wednesday Jam Session.
For the Jam Session, older adults bring in their own
instruments and ‘jam’ out to different music. It is a fun way for older adults
to express their creativity and play their instruments with others.
A variety of programs and services are offered through the
Perrysburg Area Senior Center. Lunch is served Monday-Friday at noon.
One of the Perrysburg location’s regular lunch attendees is
retiree Carol LaBounty.
LaBounty joins in on the meals and programs at the
Perrysburg Area Senior Center almost every day.
Her favorite things to take part in at the senior center
include puzzles, cards and day trips.
LaBounty enjoys the interaction she has with others her age
on a daily basis.
Older adults who attend senior centers often make new
friends, and in LaBounty’s case, that includes several new friends.
“There are about eight of us and we treat each other to a
special birthday meal once a year, it is really fun,” she said.
LaBounty would recommend that any older adult try out their
local senior center.
“I tell people all the time they should come and that they’d
enjoy it!” LaBounty enthusiastically said. “There’s so much to do here.”
For more information on the Perrysburg Area Senior Center,
contact Cheryl Fix at (419) 874-0847.