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The Wood County Committee on Aging, in collaboration with Bowling Green Manor, Wood Lane and First Christian Church, is offering a monthly “Guiding Pathways” gatherings, aimed at those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment.

“Guiding Pathways” meets the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green. The next meeting will be held Feb. 15.

The program is designed to promote social interaction, memory stimulation and community connectedness in a relaxing and engaging environment. The day’s activities will include small group activities, laughter therapy, chair exercises, games, nature fitness and lunch and snacks. No medical staff will be present and personal care will not be available.

Caregivers are welcome to attend with their loved ones, or to take the opportunity to enjoy some time for themselves.

There is a $10 program fee for Guiding Pathways.

The first gathering took place Jan. 18, with the theme of “Winter is for the Birds.” Participants enjoyed creating their own snow, an indoor nature walk, creating angels for cancer patients and music therapy.

Caregivers attending provided positive feedback, according to Danielle Brogley, director of programs for the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. “A family friend (of one participant) said that when he saw his friend at the program, it was the biggest smile he had on his face in a long time,” she said.

The anticipated theme of the next program is “Sweethearts, Sweet Treats.” To register or for more information, contact the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wood County Committee on Aging plans and develops programs and services that will allow adults over 60 to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Services include; medical assistance, homebound assistance, exercise classes and other engaging programs and services for older adults throughout Wood County.

For more information about Wood County Committee on Aging, visit www.wccoa.net or call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935