Posted January 19, 2015
Deborah K. Delaney, owner of Touching Lives Adult Day Services in Savage, MN, has been named to receive a 2015 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award by Enterprising Women magazine. The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, which recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond, is in its 13th year. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. For more information or to register to attend the 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards
Celebration & Conference, visit www.enterprisingwomen.com.
Posted January 16, 2015
Provide input for the upcoming National White House Conference on Aging through regional forums. Each will allow planning staff to hear directly from the public on issues such as ensuring retirement security, promoting healthy aging, providing long-term services and support, and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. They will also help planning staff to reach older Americans and their caregivers, advocates, and other stakeholders where they live.
Regional forums are scheduled as follows:
- February 19, Tampa, FL
- March 31, Phoenix, AZ
- April 9, Seattle, WA
- April 27, Cleveland, OH
- May 28, Boston, MA.
The regional forums are co-sponsored by AARP and being planned in coordination with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, a coalition of which the National Adult Day Services Association is a member with more than 70 of the nation’s leading organizations serving older Americans. While participation is by invitation, all of the events will be live webcast to engage as many people as possible.
Learn more at http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/.
Posted January 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule on Friday, January 9, 2015, with new science-based nutrition standards for meals provided through USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The rule will provide older adults and adults in nonresidential daycare settings greater access to nutritious foods. Adult day centers that participate in the CACFP are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed changes. Read the Proposed CACFP Rule
Those interested in reviewing the proposal and offering comments during the 90 day period are encouraged to do so once it is published at www.regulations.gov, a Web-based portal to make it easy for citizens to participate in the federal rulemaking process. All comments received will be considered carefully in finalizing the rule before it is implemented
For more information about the proposed changes, please visit: www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/federal-register-documents.
Posted November 19, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Caregivers who employ adult daycare services to help care for individuals with dementia have fewer emotional ups and downs, and that may protect the caregivers’ health, according to Penn State researchers.
A study that investigated emotional fluctuations in caregivers of individuals with dementia by researchers in the College of Health and Human Development has been published in the journal Health Psychology. Yin Liu, a doctoral candidate, is the first author. Additional authors include Steven H. Zarit, distinguished professor of human development and family studies (HDFS); David M. Almeida, professor of human development and family studies; and Kyungmin Kim, postdoctoral scholar.
The study examined associations between fluctuation in daily negative affect (i.e., depression and anger) and use of adult daycare, daily experiences, and other caregiving characteristics. Read more