WQMX Wonderful Woman Wednesdays
Nominate a Wonderful Woman and each Wednesday we will feature someone!
We want to salute Wonderful Women with our new Wonderful Woman Wednesday feature!
If you know a wonderful woman with a wonderful story:
an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a volunteer, an ordinary person who quietly does extraordinary things...
Tell us about her! We’ll share a story every Wednesday morning and salute
the Wonderful Woman all day long on the air, online and on social media!
This Week's Wonderful Woman is Merle Griff from Canton!
Merle's co-worker, Cathy Cooke nominated her and said this about her...
"Merle Griff is my nominee for Wonder Woman because of her constant work in advocating for seniors, and programs and services that support them and allows them to age gracefully and with dignity.
My boss, Merle Griff, is the founder and CEO of SarahCare Daytime Senior Care & Activities, an adult day services company. Merle is passionate about the elderly and understands the need for senior care programs. She founded SarahCare in 1985 after her own mother suffered a stroke and finding there were very few care options available to them. Merle's idea was to provide care services to the elderly in our centers during the day, allowing them to be home at night, with their families, in the homes they love. Merle works tirelessly to advocate for senior rights, often meeting with local politicians and leaders on Capitol Hill to discuss pending legislature.
Not only does Merle work to provide the highest quality care and services for seniors, but as a licensed psychologist, she knows the importance of encouraging and providing care for the caregivers. She is always looking for a way that SarahCare can give back to the communities that support us, providing caregiver support groups, informational and educational presentations, and health and wellness classes - all free of charge. If one person tells Merle about a need they have for their elderly loved one, she will try to find and implement a solution, rationalizing that if one person is having this problem, others are, too. Despite being a senior citizen and a caregiver herself, Merle works tirelessly to find avenues and opportunities to advocate for senior care programs, not only locally, but nationally. She works longer hours than anyone in this company, and it is not unusual for her staff to wake up and find emails in our inboxes that she sent at midnight or 4am.
Merle personally sits on many boards and councils that enrich our communities, including the National Adult Day Services Association Public Policy Committee, the Board of Directors for Stark State College, United Way Women's Leadership Council, Aultman Hospital Women';s Board, Summa Hospital Senior Advisory Council."
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