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Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc.
June 10, 2011

BACOA is an extraordinary organization which provides services to seniors and caregivers across the community regardless of financial need. Meals with Wheels, Caregiver Support groups, Income Tax and Medicare Part D assistance are all available. In addition their Social Services staff support families and seniors to ensure an enhanced aging experience.

Beyond this, the organization is well-run financially. They are always aware of their responsibility to the community. In the most recent economic downturn they pulled in their belts, created a more financially streamlined operation and had an outstanding year financially, demonstrating that their fiscal responsibility is well-recognized across the community.

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Attending the Powerful tools for Caregivers support group and in meetings to develop a program called Lives in Transition to help women deal with changes in their circumstances

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I would love to see this organization more universally recognized for the outstanding work they do for the community.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have attended support groups, helped update computer data bases and worked on fundraisers.