Fourteen community caregivers were honored at a Golden Care Awards Banquet held November at the W.W. Knight Center in Perrysburg.
The awards, presented in commemoration of National Caregivers Month, were designed by the Wood County Committee on Aging to honor caregivers who assist in keeping our community members in their homes.
Two categories of caregivers were honored at the event – caregivers working in a facility or home care setting as well as the community caregiver.
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nurse Janet Monteith was among
those honored with the Golden
Heartland Rehabilitation Services sponsored the awards and musical entertainment which was provided by Tim Tegge. Dinner was sponsored by Sterling House of Bowling Green.
Honorees included Paul Billick, of Northwood; Jim Christiansen, of Northwood; Carol Sue Crouse, of Luckey; Helen Dermer, of Bowling Green; Rita Eckert, of Bowling Green; Jack Kline, of Bowling Green; Ronald, Randy and Karen Kozina, of Northwood; Joe and Lynn Long, of Grand Rapids; Lyn Long, of Bowling Green; Jackie Metz, of Bowling Green; Denise Niese, of Northwood; Bill and Sue Rock, of Northwood and Cheryl Kerr-James, of Bowling Green.
Janet Monteith, a registered nurse at the Wood County Health Department, was also honored at this event. Monteith was nominated by several colleagues who wrote, “Janet always makes it a point to make each client feel special and appreciated. Janet uses her personal time and money to find ways to improve the quality of life for her clients. She goes out of her way to make others smile and ensure they get the care they need.”
“The event was extremely touching and powerful. It is amazing how many hours are shared with those in need and how many community members are really dedicated to serving others in their greatest time of need.” said Danielle Brogley, Director of Programs for the Wood County Committee on Aging.