COA Receives Standards for Excellence Recertification
The Council for Older Adults will receive Standards for Excellence recertification, given by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO). Originally awarded to the Council for Older Adults in 2009, this prestigious honor is given to Ohio non-profit organizations that meet or exceed criteria that included specific guiding principles and standards. Used as a method of measuring and promoting ethical practices and accountability among non profits across the state, the Council for Older Adults was the first non-profit organization in Delaware County and one of only 40 Ohio non-profit organizations to receive this original designation.
This Council for Older Adults undertook a lengthy and conscientious process to receive the recertification including a review of operations, governance, human resources, fiscal management and fund-raising practices. “We are proud to honor the Council for Older Adults of Delaware County. Their work shows the commitment they have to those who benefit from their programs, their contributors and to the public,” said Jennifer Eschbach, OANO’s executive director.
The Council for Older Adults is one of five organizations that will receive recertification at a luncheon ceremony, held on September 7, at The Columbus Renaissance in Columbus.
The Council for Older Adults is a local non-profit organization responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and providing services for older adults and their families in Delaware County. Among the Council’s services are the county-wide Meals On Wheels program and Senior Choices, a program that provides comprehensive care management and in-home services. Services provided by the Council are made possible, in part, by funding through our local senior services levy.