Bay County Council On Aging
1116 Frankford Ave.
Panama City, FL, 32401
Bay County Council on Aging, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of service to the people of Bay County. BCCOA is a non-profit corporation governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors and directed by an Executive Director. Services are provided by a staff of more than 70 dedicated, caring persons and more than 300 devoted willing volunteers. Services are provided throughout the county for elderly, disabled and disadvantaged persons who need assistance to maintain their independence, health and quality of life.
The agency is funded through federal and state grants and through local funds received from united Way, Bay County Board of Commissions, along with donations from churches, civic and community organizations, private businesses and individuals.
The agency provides services to more than 7,000 individuals annually through programs for elderly, disabled and low income persons. Services are provided with no preference to race, gender, religion, or ethnic background. BCCOA offers numerous programs which assist older persons in need. Eligibility and fees vary from program to program.
Services are provided through the Department of Community Affairs, Department of Children and Families, Department of Elder Affairs and Transportation, Corporation for National Service and United Way of Northwest Florida.
- Respite Center
- Volunteer Program
- Caregiver Support Program
- Community Services
- Fellowship Centers
- Gatekeeper Programs
- Homebased Services
- Information & Referral
- Nutrition Program
- Senior Centers
- Medical Alert
Bay County Council on Aging's effectiveness in serving the local community is due in large part to the assistance and commitment of twenty-seven local businesses, agencies and organizations. The ongoing support of the Senior Partners, in the form of advocacy, volunteerism, sponsorships and financial commitment, makes services for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged possible. Partnerships are formed in four levels.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $2,500 or more per year and a service commitment of 200 hours.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $1,500 or more per year and a service commitment of 100 hours.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $500 per year.
An organization pledge of 150 hours in service by Senior Partner Volunteers.
Funding and Donations
Bay County Council on Aging, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which is funded through state and federal grants, and through local funds received form United Way, Bay County Commission, donations from churches, civic and community organizations, and individuals.
More than 90% of the agency's budget goes to direct client services. Each year more than $300,000 must be raised locally to match federal and state dollars. A $1.00 donation generates $10.00 in services to a senior adult. This can provide 5 hot, nutritious meals to a home-bound senior.