Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation News


The Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation provides support to the programs and services affiliated with the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults.


Popular Foundation-supported events include the annual Rummage Sale, Senior Citizens Prom, Courtyard Café, Rib Cook-off (now BBQ Showdown), and Fall Festival.


Foundation members work closely with Center staff and volunteers to plan and implement these events and other Center programs.


The Foundation (also known as WOAF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  WOAF encourages and accepts gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations on behalf of the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults.

WOAF has served Wadsworth's senior community for over thirty years and has been a long standing source of financial support to the Center.


In 2007, WOAF's Board of Trustees completed a strategic planning process which resulted in the expansion and revitalization of WOAF's purpose, mission, vision and goals.

Visit the Foundation website:  www.wadswortholderadultsfoundation.org


 2014 WOAF Board of Trustees

Dick Davis, President

Adam Palffy, Treasurer/Finance

Cathy Hall, Public Relations

Dawne Andrews

Jackie Cameron

Tammy Cruise, Professional Friends

Richard Hontert, Policy/Finance

Bev Long

Pam Myers, Resource Development 

Janet Tektas, PR/Print Advertisement

Jeffrey Teringo

Bryant Watson



Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation

Calendar of Events 2014

Travel Expo                March 14
Senior Citizen Prom   April 5
Courtyard Cafe          Fridays June 6 thru Aug 28
Rummage Sale            July 12
BBQ Showdown         August 1
Christmas Party         TBA


  Professional Friends

The Professional Friends of the Foundation serve as a standing committee of the WOAF. The Professional Friends are businesses and organizations that work cooperatively to support the Center by serving on committees and actively participating in Center events.


2013 Professional Friends

Altercare of Wadsworth
Anytime Fitness
Arbors at Fairlawn
ASAP Home Nurses
Autumnwood Nursing & Rehab
Bates & Perry Co LPA
Cleveland Clinic at Home
Copley Place
Cornerstone Home Health of NE Ohio
Crossroads Hospice
Cuyahoga Community College
Elmcroft of Medina
Enhanced Home Care of Medina
Faith in Action
Grand Living
Griswold Home Care
HANDS Foundation
Hanson Services
HealthSource of Norton
Heart to Heart Home Health Care
Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home
HMC BridgesHome Health Care
HMC Hospice of Medina County
Home Helpers
Home Instead
Homewatch Caregivers
Hospice of Wadsworth-Rittman
The Inn at CoalRidge
Kaiser Permanente
The Koewler Law Firm
Liberty Residence I & II
Magnolia Village Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Maximum Potential Chiropractic
Personal Touch Home Care
Right at Home
S&S Benefits
Senior Independence
Senior Select Home Health Care
Seniors Helping Seniors
SUMMA at Home
SUMMA Rehab Hospital
Transitional Design
Tri-County Insurance
Visiting Nurse Service
Wadsworth Hearing Center
Wadsworth Pointe
Wadsworth Public Library


Senior Advocate Hall of Fame Awards

The Senior Advocate Hall of Fame awards are designed to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations in our community that have made a significant difference in the lives of older adults. 


The Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation Board of Trustees and the Professional Friends of the Foundation presented the 2011 Senior Advocate Hall of Fame Awards on May 10, 2012, at the Galaxy restaurant inWadsworth.

Advocate awards were presented to Dale Fortner, Superintendent of Wadsworth City Schools; Robin Laubaugh, Mayor of Wadsworth; Thomas DeBord, CEO of Wadworth-Rittman Hospital; and C. Allen Nichols, Director of the Wadsworth Public Library.

In addition to the Advocate awards, the Leatherman Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Nancy Likens, Director of the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults.


In addition to the other awards, all of the honorees received commendations from state officials.

Above: Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissner presents commendations to Nancy Likens.






 The Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation Boardof Trustees and the  Wadsworth Professional Friends of the Foundation presented the 2010 Senior Advocate Hall of Fame awards on May 12, 2011.


The 2010 Inductees are:

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Leatherman Lifetime Achievement Award 





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Valerie Mills, Executive Director Marian's Closet





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