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County agency moves to YMCA

March 7, 2012

Auglaize County Council on Aging Wapakoneta Satellite Office Director Sandy Stanfield hands out papers to people in attendance of the open house on Tuesday.

A country agency has recently moved to a larger site in Wapakoneta to accommodate the people they serve.

The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) moved their Wapakoneta satellite office from a downtown building to the community room at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.

“It was so small, we were bursting at the seams,” ACCA Director of the Wapakoneta Satellite site Sandy Stanfield said of the reason for a new location.

There were approximately 80 people in attendance at the open house held to honor the new site on Tuesday afternoon at the local YMCA.

“We are very pleased we have the new site open for the residents of Eastern Auglaize County,” ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said.

Roby said their collaboration with the United Way of Auglaize County and the Wapakoneta Family YMCA has made this new site possible.

“This continues to fulfill our mission,” Roby said.

The ACCA’s mission is to assist the elderly, age 60 and older, of Auglaize County by providing direct services to aid the elderly in remaining independent and a resourceful part of the community.

Services that the ACCA offer are transportation, cleaning, transitional meals, programs and support groups.

Roby said that they saw a need for a new location by looking at the number of people who were taking advantage of ACCA’s services.

“It’s nice to be able to reach more people with services,” Roby said. “We are fulfilling a need we saw.”

The United Way of Auglaize County has provided the agency funding for their new site.

“This is another example of the United Way money at work,” United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Rand Fisher said at the open house.

Wapakoneta Family YMCA Executive Director Josh Little said he is excited about ACCA utilizing the Community Room at the facility.

“We are excited to have them here,” Little said.

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