Caregiving Heroes honored at Golden Care Awards

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Committee on Aging honored local compassionate caregivers at the annual Golden Care Awards Nov. 7 at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green.
        The event was designed to recognize National Caregivers Month in November and to honor caregivers within area communities and facilities.
        Nominations were submitted from friends, family, and coworkers of caregivers who go above and beyond 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. Former Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards and Nadine Edwards reviewed nominations and selected one winner from each category.
        Event committee sponsors included 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. (WRLS, 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. (WRLS, Inc.); Laura Stefan, Wood Haven Health Care and Sue Smith, Wood Haven Health Care.
        • Medical professionals: Kelly Brown 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 visiting and searching “WCCOA, Inc.”
        For more information about WCCOA programs and services, call 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email


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