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 2012 National Adult Day Services Award Winners!


Direct Care Staff Award

  • Brian Charles Owens, Woodside Place Adult Day Center, Oakmont, PA


Administrator Award

  • Carol Louise, Family Alliance, Inc., Woodstock, IL


Outstanding Adult Day Center Award

  • Adult Care of Chester County, Exton, PA


Ruth Von Behren Award

  • Lory L. Phillippo, Circle Center Adult Day Services, Richmond, VA


Katryna Gould Award

  • Gwen Ogle, Valley Care Association, Sewickley, PA


Volunteer Award

  • Pati Bryan, Council on Aging of West Florida, Pensacola, FL



Beth Meyer-Arnold Dissertation Fellowships

Christina Garrison-Diehn, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno.  “Examining the Relationship between Reported Caregiver Empathy and Dyadic Outcomes.”     Advisor:  Dr. William Follette


Amanda Leggett, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University. “Depressive Symptoms, Anger and Daily Cortisol of Caregivers on High and Low Stress Days.” Advisor:  Dr. Steven Zarit