The Whitley County Council on Aging was established in October of 1974 to enhance the quality of life for area senior citizens. By 1980, a transportation service and multi-purpose senior citizens center were in operation thanks in part to funding from The Whitley county United Way and federal revenue sharing funds, together with grants from the State Commission on Aging and the Area Agency on Aging for renovation and equipment. Local donations and much needed volunteer labor also went a long way toward the completion of the project.
Whitley County Transit
In January of 2007 Whitley County Transit debuted its refurbished transport services to a wide range of local residents thanks in part to funding from the County and INDOT. Currently, Whitley County Transit operates 12 vans which are used to transport over 1,500 clients annually.
Senior Citizens Center
The Woodlands opened it's doors to the community in September 2008. The WCCOA was awarded the Community Focus Grant to match internal and local funding for the new building.
Whitley County Senior Citizen Center Staff
The names of those pictured above left to right: Kim Davis, Dispatcher/Scheduler; Debi Bosselman, Office Assistant; Bernie King, Transit Director; Carrie Perry, Nutrition/ Activities Director; Debra Darr Executive Director
An updated list of the Whitley County Council on Aging Officers of the Board of Directors and Officers of the Corporation can be found here.
The volunteers at WCCOA have assisted in providing a variety of quality services to senior residents. Their duties at the Senior Citizens Center include assisting with food donation initiatives by loading, unloading and delivering goods; clerical work; providing support with fundraising activities; assisting with the Nutrition Program, and various other service oriented tasks. The time these individuals give has been of great help to area seniors.
990 Tax Form
You can find our 990 Tax Form here.