Category Archives: Events

15 September 2014

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week

Posted September 15, 2014 in Events

Whereas, nearly 6,000 Adult Day Centers in the United States provide year-round professional and compassionate services for adults, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers enable adults with physical and/or mental challenges to receive compassionate, practical care in a community setting, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers provide a coordinated program of individual and group activities designed to maximize challenged adults’ physical and mental abilities,

Whereas, Adult Day Centers offer participants an opportunity for enriching educational, therapeutic, and social experiences outside the home, and

Whereas, Adult Day Centers provide much-needed assistance and counseling for caregivers and involved others, and

Whereas, the third week of September was established by former President Ronald Regan as National Adult Day Services Week in 1983,

Now Therefore I, Alva Chip Cromartie, III, as Chair of the National Adult Day Services Association, do hereby proclaim September 14 – 20, 2014, National Adult Day Services Week, celebrating “The Power of Adult Day Services:  The Future of Care” and urge the citizens in every state to honor and celebrate this special event.

2 September 2014

Spark New Ideas for Celebrating National Adult Day Services Week

Posted September 2, 2014 in Events

Learn from NADSA’s upcoming webinar depicting the power of Adult Day Services!

Benefits of ADS for the Health and Well-being of Family Caregivers: Evidence and Implications

September 10, 2014

Time:  10:00 AM (Alaska) / 11:00 AM (Pacific) / 1:00 PM (Central) / 2:00 PM (Eastern)

 

This presentation will examine research findings of the benefits that family caregivers experience when using ADS for a relative with disabilities and/or dementia.  As a clinician and researcher, for the past 20 years Dr. Zarit has researched what helps lower stress and burden for family caregivers.

 

  • Gain an understanding of what ADS programs can accomplish for family caregivers

 

  • Explore the new evidence base for ADS demonstrating substantial measurable benefits on health and emotions

 

  • Discover “audience friendly” information which can be used to explain, in your communities, that adult day services has important health and mental health benefits for family caregivers.

 

In particular, recent studies demonstrate that ADS use alters caregviers’ stress response at a physiological level.  By reducing harmful effects of stress, ADS use by caregivers lowers the risk of subsequent illness.  These findings have implications for ADS in the continuum of long-term care services, as the type of program that gives caregivers the most substantial benefit in a way that is sustainable across the whole span of time they are providing help.  Presenter:  Steven H. Zarit, PhD. Distinguished Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies; Adjunct Professor, Gerontology Institute, University College of Health Science, Jönköping, Sweden. To view Dr. Zarit’s bio click on the following link:  http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/profile/StevenZarit

 

Register in the NADSA online store.

12 February 2013

Join Adult Day Services Advocates in Washington, DC on April 15-16, 2013

Posted February 12, 2013 in Events in Events / Conference

Join adult day services supporters in for the second annual National Adult Day Services Association Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., April 15-16, 2013. 

April 15, 2013   6:00pm Join us on Monday evening for networking. We will be gathering to meet each other, share ideas, dine together, prepare for legislative meetings. Dinner is included in registration fee.  (Holiday Inn)

April 16, 2013

7:30 – 9:00 am  Breakfast, Public Policy Education Session (Holiday Inn)

10:00 am – until  Congressional Hill visits-NADSA will provide assistance with scheduling meetings with Congressional staff/members of Congress for registrations received before March 27, 2013.

Event Registration (Includes Monday dinner, Tuesday breakfast, leave-behind packets for legislative visits, assistance scheduling legislative visits for registrants before March 27.  Does not include costs for lodging or transportation)

NADSA members:  $149 (before March 27)              $199 (after March 27)

Non-NADSA members:  $199 (before March 27)     $249 (after March 27)

 

Register for the National Adult Day Services Association Capitol Hill Day

in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org

 

Hotel Arrangements:

Holiday Inn Washington, DC-Central/White House

1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Holiday Inn Washington DC- Central/White House Hotel is located in downtown Washington, DC at the north west corner of 15th street & Rhode Island Avenue, NW. (Check our Google info map for Holiday Inn Central DC and the surrounding area.)

Nearby Landmarks?

  • 6 blocks north of the White House.
    • 4 blocks north of the Metro Subway Blue & Orange lines (McPherson Square -Vermont Ave. / White House exit)
    • 4 blocks south-west of Metro Subway Red line (Dupont Circle Station)

ROOMS:  A limited number of rooms has been reserved for $209 (plus tax) per room per night.  Reservation deadline is March 14, 2013. Indicate your affiliation with NADSA to receive the reduced room rate.

Reservations:  http://www.inndc.com/NADSA 1-800-holiday or call the hotel directly at 202-483-2000

Parking:  $32 per day for self-parking with in/out privileges

Transportation:

From Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance: 4.0 MI/6.44 KM NORTH to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): $25.00  (Super Shuttle offers 10% discount to Holiday Inn guests)
Taxi Charge (one way): $20.00
METRO Charge: From $1.60 (based on time of day)

                                          

3 January 2013

This Doesn’t Look Like Dementia–Serving people with FTD in day services programs

Posted January 3, 2013 in Events in Uncategorized

This Doesn’t Look Like Dementia – Serving people with FTD in day services programs”

Register now in the NADSA online store at www.nadsa.org


Presenters:  Sharon S. Denny, MA and Sandi Grow, RN


Webinar sponsored by NADSA on Jan 31, 2013

Day services are a critical resource for families facing frontotemporal degeneration (FTD).  People affected are typically younger, more active and have different symptoms and challenges than people with Alzheimer’s.  This session will present information and case studies to illustrate challenges in care, the impact on family, and strategies for providing quality services to people with frontotemporal degeneration.  Staff training tools, including behavioral interventions, activities, and resources and support for continued learning will be discussed.  Ample time for questions will be included.


Speaker Information:

Sharon S. Denny, MA is Program Director at The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) where she directs support and education for families and healthcare professionals.  She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and over 25 years’ experience in program development with organizations that serve people with medical and psychiatric disabilities.

Sandi Grow, RN is the wife of Karl – diagnosed with FTD in March of 2007 at the age of 54.  Sandi is an RN and has continued to work while caring for her husband.  Their experience with several day services programs and now long term care epitomize the importance and value of the partnership needed between family and staff for quality services.

 

NADSA is striving to bring members up-to-date, pertinent topics that will enhance the services you provide.  Please email us to request topics or recommend presenters.

 

26 September 2012

Posted September 26, 2012 in Events

LeadingAge Washington Announces “Business Planning for an Adult Day Center”
October 29, 2012,  9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marriott Airport Hotel
3201 South 176th Street, SeaTac

 

Thinking about opening an Adult Day Center?

Join us in this informative and interactive workshop to explore what you need for a successful business plan, including:

  • Determining need and target population(s);
  • Understanding the regulatory framework of Adult Day Services in Washington State:
  • Policies and Procedures;
  • Financial Considerations, Public and Private Funding;
  • Marketing

 

Invited Presenters:

Sara Myers, Director of Adult Day, LeadingAge; Dave Foltz, Administrator, Stafford Suites; Nora Gibson, CEO, Full Life Care; Judi Pirone, Northshore ADH; Angela Miyamoto, King County AAA; Tommy Tomlinson, Senior Services Director, Legacy House; Doug Harkness, Dir. of Marketing, Full Life Care; Carol Miller Rhodes, Entrust; Deb Murphy, CEO, LeadingAge .

To register or learn more, contact LeadingAge Washington, 1495 Wilmington Dr. Suite 340, DuPont, WA 98327

Email: psylvia@LeadingAgeWa.org Phone: (253) 964-8870   Fax: (253) 964-8876

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