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13 October 2014

2014 National Adult Day Services Award Winners Announced

Posted October 13, 2014 in News / Awards

Each year the National Adult Day Services Association recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for the work they do on behalf of participants and families. Congratulations to the 2014 National Adult Day Services Award Winners!

 Katryna Gould Award:  Kenneth A. Smaltz, Jr., Kenneth A Smaltz, Sr. Foundation, Freeport, NY

Senator John Heinz Memorial Award, Representative Richard S. Malaby, State Of Maine

Outstanding Adult Day Center Awards:  CarePartners Adult Day Services, Asheville, NC; My Second Home, An Intergenerational Adult Day Program of Family Services of Westchester, Inc., Port Chester, NY

Administrator Award:  Barbara Zeis, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Volunteer Awards:  Inez Young, Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL; Anatole Crane, Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL

 

22 May 2014

Zarit Receives Recognition by Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association

Posted May 22, 2014 in News / Awards in Research

Dr. Steven Zarit, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the PA Adult Day Services Association (PADSA) for his research and dedication that has helped to quantify the value of adult day services. Most recently, Dr. Zarit and his colleagues published findings on a Daily Stress Health Study (DASH) that measured cortisol and DHEA-S levels of family caregivers. “Caregivers who use adult day services are at reduced risk of illness,” Dr. Zarit said.  The results appear on-line in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

According to PADSA, in addition to more than 25 years of helping professionals understand the role of family caregivers, Zarit has validated the benefits of adult day services for both family caregivers and their loved ones with dementia who attend the programs.

Adult day service providers throughout Pennsylvania have worked closely with his research team and Zarit has been readily available to PADSA as a resource for projects that improve the adult day services industry in Pennsylvania.

Zarit serves on the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) board of directors, further demonstrating not only dedication to his research but to both the providers and participants of adult day services.

The certificate was presented during PADSA’s annual conference on May 1.

14 April 2014

2014 Adult Day Services Award Nominations Accepted

Posted April 14, 2014 in News / Awards

Do you know somebody who is doing an outstanding job at work or is supporting adult day services locally and impacting adult day services nationally?  Nominate program staff, organizations, caregivers, participants, legislators and advocates who demonstrate excellence and support day services for NADSA’s Annual Awards.

Click here to read the guidelines and complete the application online:

Submit electronic nomination

Download and print the nomination application

Awards recognize program staff, organizations, programs, media representatives, legislators and advocates who support adult day services.  Electronic nominations must be submitted by June 27, 2014.  Winners will be recognized during the National Conference October 10-11, 2014, in Charlotte, NC.   For conference details visit 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.

 

Complete the online application (or submit application via email) by June 27, 2014, to give someone the recognition they deserve! 

 Attend the Conference to Support National Recognition

 

Join the National Adult Day Services Association in partnership with the North Carolina Adult Day Services Association in Charlotte, NC, on October 10-11, 2014, at the Westin in downtown Charlotte.  Click here to learn more about the conference.

 

 
  For More Information About NADSA, Visit: http://www.nadsa.org
 
1 November 2013

NADSA Recognizes 2013 National Award Winners

Posted November 1, 2013 in News / Awards

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) recently announce the winners of its 2013 National Awards recognizing excellence in the support and delivery of adult day services.  Presentation of awards was made at the 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference in Louisville, KY, on October 12, 2013.

The following awards recognize program staff, organizations, programs, legislators and advocates who support adult day services.

  • Direct Care Staff Award:  Penny Hatrick, Adult Care of Chester County, Exton, PA
  •   Administrator Award: Shannon Ross, SarahCare Day Care Centers, Inc., Canton, OH
  • Outstanding Adult Day Center Awards: Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, Fairfax, VA; and Adult Enrichment Centers of Fort Mill, Fort Mill, SC
  •  Ruth Von Behren Award: Jane Stansell, Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, Chicago, IL
  •  Innovator Award: Timothy Timmermann, Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Melbourne, FL
  •  Media Award: Joy’s House, Annual Report and Calendar, Indianapolis, IN
  •  Senator John Heinz Memorial Awards:  Maria N. Chapelle-Nadal, Senator, State Of Missouri; and The Honorable Glenn F McConnell, Lt. Governor, State of South Carolina
  •  Volunteer Award: Betsy Sexton, Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center, Collierville, TN.
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

 

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