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NOGA is a multidisplinary professional organization in Northwest Ohio that offers educational opportunities to individuals involved in the care of older adults.

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Meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month. However, please check the program description for the time and location as these will vary from month to month. Each meeting provides an initial 30 minutes for networking followed by a one hour presentation.

Upcoming NOGA Meetings for 2019:

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday December 5 for NOGA's Annual Holiday Party. We will be hosting this special event at BRAVO Cucina Italian Restaurant at the Franklin Park Mall from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Members and guests are welcome!

NOTE - November 2, 2019 "Keeping Memories Alive" Event has been postponed until the spring of 2020

Join us October 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the Waterford at Levis Commons (7100 S. Wilkinson Way in Perrysburg) for our monthly program and networking meeting. Our program "Chronic pain - Learning to Manage IT before IT Manages You" will be presented by Karla Gleason, PT of Essential Connection, LTD.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at The Laurels of Toledo (1011 N. Byrne Road - please park and enter through the rear of the building) for our monthly program and networking meeting on "Medicare." Our speaker is Beth Vollmar, Senior Benefits Advisor with BOST Benefits and Medicare Minute Facilitator with the Medicare Rights Center.

NOGA's Summer Networking Event on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, after work, beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Fusion Bistro (Cricket West Shopping Center, 3136 Markway Road [Central/Secor area], Toledo 43606). Members and guests are invited for a time of networking and summer-time refreshments.

June 6, 2019 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at St. Clare Commons (12469 Five Point Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551) for a "Party on the Patio". Members and guests are invited for a time of networking and summer-time refreshments.

May 2, 2019 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Communities, Fieldstone Villas Clubhouse (9640 Sylvania-Metamora Road, Sylvania, OH 43560)! Celebrating 51 years - members and guests are invited for a time of networking, socializing, Hors D'oeuvres with several guest speakers scheduled. NOGA's Annual Membership Meeting will also be held at this event.

April 4, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Kingston Residence of Sylvania (4125 N. King Road, Sylvania, OH 43560). Members and guests are invited for a time of networking, coffee, and to hear a presentation by Beth Rose, owner of Beth Rose Real Estate and Auctions, speak on "Downsizing with Dignity" and the struggles of transitioning from a house to a senior community.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Arbors at Oregon (904 Isaac Streets Drive, Oregon, OH 43623). Members and guests are invited for a time of networking, coffee, and to hear a presentation by Erin Thompson speak on "Social Security Updates" Please note the different time and location

Thursday, February 7, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Oakleaf Village of Toledo-Sylvania (4220 North Holland Sylvania Road, Toledo, OH 43623). Members and guests are invited for a time of networking, coffee, and to hear a presentation by Valerie Feasel, RN, Clinical Liaison speak on "Managing Challenging Behaviors" Please note the different time and location!

Thursday, January 10, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. -- Sunset House at 4020 Indian Road in Toledo 43606. Members and guests are invited for a time of networking and to hear a presentation by Dr. Murthy Gokula, M.D., CMD on area's first concierge holistic medical clinic "StayHome I Will." Please note the different meeting time and location!

A Look Back at NOGA's 2018 Programs:

December 6, 2018 – Mingle and Jingle Holiday Networking Event

November 1, 2018 - Presentation on "Updates and Changes to Veterans Benefits."

October 4, 2018 - Results and Discussion on NOGA’s survey regarding the needs of professionals who work with seniors here in Northwest Ohio.

September 6, 2018 - Presentation on "How Adult Care Services Can Add to Care Planning for Your Clients".

August 16, 2018 - NOGA's Summertime Networking Mixer Event.

June 7, 2018 - Presentation from a representative of the Lucas County Prosecutor's office on Elder Safety Issues.

April 5, 2018 – Presentation on "Live, Work and Lead - Positively!" This program provided 1 CE for social workers and nurses.

March 1, 2018 – Presentation on "Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities."

February 1, 2018 – Presentation on the important topic of when seniors should get Advance Directives.

January 4, 2018 – Presentation on the "Good Old Fashion House Calls in Today's Busy Society."

A Look Back at NOGA's 2017 Programs:

December 7, 2017 - Joe Cafferty is a Clinical Social Worker with the Department of Veterans Affairs spoke on: "Bah Humbug! Lessons Learned from Mr. Scrooge & Company that can Assist Veteran Caregivers During the Holidays!"

November 2, 2017 - Cheryl Conley spoke on updates from the Coalition of Organizations Protecting Elders (COPE)."

October 5, 2017 - Richard Russell, CEO, Promedica Continuum Care, and Lynda M. Martinez, BSN, RN, CHPN, Director of Operations for Promedica Hospice spoke on "The Truth of Hospice and How to Handle the Change of Care."

September 7, 2017 - Panel discussion by seniors on the question: What do you need to have a successful life?

August 17, 2017 - Summertime NOGA Networking Mixer at Georgjz's Fine Food & Spirits.

June 1, 2017 – Program on "K-9 Comfort Dog Ministries."

May 4, 2017 - NOGA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event and Annual Meeting. Time for networking, socializing, and hearing featured speakers present on how to advocate for the seniors we serve in this political environment. The Annual Meeting for members followed the presentation.

April 6, 2017 - Brenda Hendricks, BSG, Program Coordinator at The Alzheimer’s Association, NW Ohio Chapter presented on "Community-Based Dementia Care and Evidence-Based Programs to Support Individuals with Dementia and their Families."

March 2, 2017 - Daniel Hunt, TARTA Mobility Manager, presented on transportation of individuals within our community and mobility management.

February 2, 2017 - "Not Just Another Clock Drawing Test" presented by Barbara Brock. A FREE 1 Contact Hour Nurses and Social Workers was provided.

January 5, 2017 - "What is an ACO?" presented by Sue Trumbull.



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