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COAD?honors its volunteers

October 20, 2011
Times Leader

DOVER - The COAD Area I Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteers recently celebrated their annual volunteer recognition at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center.

All of the volunteers, program staff, site station representatives and elected officials available came to show their support of COAD's two beneficial programs.

A luncheon was served by Chef John of the Senior Center and handed out the volunteers' Years of Service awards upon reaching their first yer, along with the fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th year awards.

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THE?ST. CLAIRSVILLE Senior Center recently have the pleasure of seven of its members, all in their 90’s, together at the center for its monthly birthday celebration. All are active members on a regular basis. Front row, from left, are Marty Gertscher, Julia Orell, Doris Craig. Back row, from left, are Irene Pulay, Ruth Beck, Elma Pierce and Sara Burkey.

Along with COAD's program awards, there were presentations from Congressman Bill Johnson's office for its dedication to community service.

The Area I Foster Grandparents served 72,807 hours at our site stations mentoring children assigned by the teaching staff of their assigned site.

Just some of the accomplishments the volunteers accomplished this year are:

The COAD Senior Programs Division is federally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Services with supplemental funding from the Ohio Department of Aging. The senior programs are sponsored locally by COAD Inc.

Area I Senior Programs help serve Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas Counties.

For questions or if you are interested in joining the Foster Grandparent program or the Senior Companion program contact Kirk Guisti of the Area I Senior Programs office at (330) 987-7232 or (740) 942-8886 ext 205 or by email at



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