Monthly Archives: April 2013

19 April 2013

2013 National Adult Day Services Awards Applications Accepted

Posted April 19, 2013 in News / Awards in Uncategorized

The National Adult Day Services Association invites nominations recognizing excellence in the support and delivery of adult day services.  Awards recognize program staff, organizations, programs, media representatives, legislators and advocates who support adult day services.  Electronic nominations must be submitted by July 12, 2013.  Winners will be recognized at the National Conference on October 12, 2013, Louisville, KY.   For conference details visit www.nadsa.org.

Award applications are available here and in the Members Only library at www.nadsa.org.

Why give recognition?
  • Recognition for a job well done is a primary motivator for people.
  • Recognition shows employees that they are appreciated and that their contributions count.
  • Recognition increases employee self-esteem which improves morale and leads to a more positive workplace overall, increasing productivity and building commitment to the organization.
  • Recognition improves interaction between supervisors and staff and among staff when they recognize each other’s notable achievements.
  • Recognition nurtures pride and enthusiasm.
  • It’s the right thing to do! Everybody, all of us want and need to be recognized when they’ve worked hard and done an extra special job.

Download the application from the Members Only library at www.nadsa.org

 

16 April 2013

Adult Day Services Supporters Visit Washington, DC

Posted April 16, 2013 in News in Uncategorized

More than 30 adult day services supporters from 16 states made 50+ scheduled visits with legislators in Washington, DC on April 15-17, 2013.  The four primary policy priorities this year include protecting Medicaid funding, encouraging reauthorization of the Older American’s Act, advocating for adult day services to be included in the Medicare program and assuring good implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tracking implementation of the ACA could impact policies such as hospital readmissions, accountable care organizations and state Medicaid policies.  Read more about the NADSA Public Policy Agenda.

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(L to R) Chip Cromartie, NADSA Chair-Elect and Executive Director of Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC; Teresa Johnson, NADSA Managing Director; Lisa Peters-Beumer, Assistant Vice-President Adult and Senior Services, Easter Seals, Chicago, IL.

 

 

9 April 2013

Watch the new PBS Documentary Age of Champions

Posted April 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

The National Adult Day Services Association invites you to watch the new PBS documentary Age of Champions for free from April 18th – 28th, at ageofchampions.org/premiere. Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.

Age of Champions is a powerful resource for learning more about seniors and inspiring people of all ages to lead a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle.
Watch the full documentary at ageofchampions.org/premiere.