It's time to give back in style. The Medina County Senior Adult Foundation and the Medina County Office for Older Adults would like to formally invite you to the inaugural Giving in Style: A Fashion Show + Brunch on April 23 at 11 a.m. at Weymouth Country Club. The event is the first of its kind, showcasing styles from Toni's Boutique in Kent and a delicious, locally-sourced brunch. It will even feature several community partners — all of who have come together to support the continual needs of MCOOA.
About MCOOA and MCSAF
MCOOA is Medina County’s provider of services to those ages 60 and over as well as adults ages 18 and over living with a disability. MCOOA operates a center in Medina and provides senior coordination services in Brunswick. Additionally, nutrition and transportation services described in Title III of the Older Americans Act are funded through the office as well as the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Some of the center's services include lunches, exercise classes, billiards, educational opportunities, art classes, support groups, entertainment and health checks. MCOOA even provides transportation to medical appointments and other essential services, as well as free tax service appointments and short-term case management assistance with Medicare Open Enrollment and other benefits help that takes place in the Aging & Disability Resource Center.
MCSAF was founded as 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019 after MCOOA Director Laura Toth found that other public and governmental organizations had a nonprofit affiliate, allowing them to provide additional services and assistance to their clientele.
"I worked with key members of MCOOA's Advisory Council as well as community members knowledgeable in senior services to create a set of bylaws and complete the necessary paperwork to form MCSAF," Laura says. "MCSAF is dedicated to providing additional funds for those times when our federal grants and other government funding don't quite have the reach we would like. This year, the foundation has provided for Wednesday lunches at the center, lunches for our drive-thru senior day event, supplies for our Zoom activities and tent rental for our large outdoor activity this summer."
About the Inaugural Event
Giving in Style will offer a fashionable experience for the community while presenting the opportunity to give back and show support for MCOOA and MCSAF. Marie Edmonds, chair of MCSAF, says that all of the funds raised at the charity event will continue to provide funding for supplement events and services provided by MCOOA.
"At our monthly [board] meetings, we get requests from Laura to fund particular needs of our [community's] seniors," explains Marie. "We love that we can supplement her funding and give our seniors what they need and deserve."
For more information about Giving in Style and MCOOA, visit MCOOA.org. To learn how you can become an event sponsor, contact Mishalene Wasmer at 615.238.4532.