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The Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association (WADSA) requests your support for our state conference of leaders in the field of adult day services, being held in Green Bay, October 25-26, 2013. We are pleased to announce this year’s conference theme will be “Empowering Lives Through Adult Day Services.” The conference will be hosted by NEW Curative Rehabilitation. Adult Day Centers provide programs of care and services for older adults and people with physical or developmental disabilities. These programs are designed to provide social and health services to adults who need structure and engagement in a safe place outside the home during the day. The adult day service population is growing. As the industry continues to evolve, the demand for new products, services, innovative technology and education continues to grow also.
This is your opportunity to get the message out about your product or service to adult day service providers throughout Wisconsin. Become a partner with WADSA by sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising at our upcoming conference. This conference is expected to draw professionals in the field of adult day services, educators, researchers, students, policy makers, persons interested in opening a center and others with an interest in home and community-based care.
See the attached guide for a number of creative packages from which to choose and I would be happy to discuss these opportunities with you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I look forward to seeing you at this year’s WADSA Conference!
The Curative Care Network & Carroll Health Sciences wins Esther Letven Campus-Community Partnership Award
WADSA is pleased to recognize that Curative Care Network & Carroll University's partnership has been honored to receive the Esther Letven Campus-Community partnership award. This is program is an inspiration to all adult day services and universities that are seeking to enhance their programs for participants while students have an opportunity for hands on learning.
The Curative Care Network Carroll Health Sciences Initiative began in 2007 to form a partnership with the goal of satisfying an unmet need of Curative’s clients who have disabilities and/or memory loss—physical activity. In this partnership, Carroll University Physical Therapy students and faculty work with clients to provide regular opportunity for exercise, along with customized therapeutic activities such as bowling, swimming, or video gaming. The partnership has been mutually beneficial: the students have the opportunity to care for clients with chronic disease, helping each client reach their optimal health, and the clients look forward to the youthful exuberance and bright perspective the students bring to the center five days per week. It’s been a very rewarding experience!
The 2013 WADSA conference will be hosted by NEW Curative Rehabilitation in Green Bay on October 25-26th. Please save the date!
The RFP for speakers is attached. The focus of the conference is Empowering Lives through Adult Day Services.
We are seeking a variety of informative, interesting, inspiring speakers to make this conference as fabulous at last years.
Easter Seals Adult Day Services has a new location!
2222 South 114th Street, West Allis
We are currently enrolling participants
in our new location. Arrange for a tour today!
Easter Seals Adult Day Programs support adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers with respite, access to community resources and person-centered care.
Our person-centered approach allows participants the opportunity to dictate the activities and outings they choose to participate in. Our centrally located West Allis Center will also offer our participants more opportunities to explore their community through recreational outings and volunteer opportunities with neighboring businesses.
Contact Derek Goodman at 414-831-2936 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a tour
Adult Day Services honors drivers during Transit week
The Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association wants to recognize and thank the many people that safely transport our clients to and from our programs. We appreciate the care, concern and reassurance you provide and recognize how essential this service is in our state.
A number of day centers are recognizing drivers in special ways. Laurie Nowak, Director of Adult Day Care at Clement Manor reports that they will be providing bag lunches to their drivers all week. Lakefield Adult Day Services clients baked homemade treats and will be offering snacks and beverages to Ozaukee County drivers.
We often take transportation for granted until it is an issue. This week offers day service programs and participants the opportunity to thank drivers for providing safe, reliable transportation in all conditions. We are truly grateful for the service you provide!
Our member programs remain concerned about caregivers ability to take care of their own needs while caring for others. Adult Day Services can be the answer for respite that so many need so they can function as the caregiver and keep their loved one at home longer.
NBC News story addresses the impact that caregivers neglecting their own health can have overall.
Met Life Mature Market Institute has released its survey of long-term care costs for 2012. Great data for comparison with other types of care showing the value of ADS. The summary of Essentials: ADS under related content is also a valuable source of information for for those considering adult day services.
WADSA member, Lutheran Social Services Adult Day and MindWorks programs are celebrating their recent move with an Open House on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00-6:00pm. The event will feature an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) presentation on “Community Resources for Caregivers: How to Find and Fund Services and Support” and light refreshments. In August, the programs moved from Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend to a new location at New Hope Church on 4360 Jackson Drive in Jackson, Wis.
See attached flyer for full details
The National Adult Day Services Association announced the creation of the Beth Meyer-Arnold Dissertation Fellowship. The award named in honor of Luther Manor’s Director of Adult Day Services is designed to encourage original, doctoral-level scholarship in the area of adult day services. The fellowship will support PhD candidates in completing dissertation work in areas of interest to adult day services provides and consumers. Successful award applicants will have approved dissertation proposals that examine issues that impact the quality of life of participants and their family caregivers. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be provided on an annual basis.
Below is great coverage from Fox 6's Laura Langemo on Easter Seals SE WI's 4th Annual Grillin' & Chillin' Around Town event. This event is held every year at all four Easter Seals Adult Day Programs (Wauwatosa, Kenosha, South Milwaukee, and Waukesha)and creates a great opportunity for participants to interact with members of their community. The participants learn valuable life skills and it is a learning experience for members of the community. All of the proceeds from this event goes to Walk With Me, Easter Seals' largest annual fundraiser. Thank you to all those that came to support us and help us raise over $4,000!
Latino Geriatric Center wins Outstanding Organization Award at State Alzheimer's Association Conference
Congratulations to the United Community Center's Latino Geriatric Center for winning the Outstanding Organization Award at the Wisconsin State Alzheimer's Association conference. We are proud of these WADSA members!
Complete announcement follows:
The Latino Geriatric Center at the United Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will receive the 2012 Outstanding Organization Award at the 26th Annual Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, May 6-8, 2012, in Wisconsin Dells. The award recognizes an organization, agency or institution that has chosen as its mission the development of exceptional programs and services that are focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related issues.
Since opening its doors in 2007, the Latino Geriatric Center is an innovative facility that provides services for Latino elderly with memory loss and health and physical needs. Through a memory clinic program and an adult day services program, using culturally appropriate approaches for the elders and their families, the Center is a valuable resource for the Latino community of Milwaukee. All services are focuses on providing continuous support as people move through the stages of dementia and delay premature institutionalization. Collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Center has been offering Alzheimer’s caregiver support and education groups in Spanish for the past four years. The Latino Geriatric Center has proven to be a an effective solution to address the issue of Alzheimer’s in the Latino community and provide appropriate care and treatment that did not exist prior to 2007 in Milwaukee.
Award winners are selected based on their outstanding contributions as caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s disease in Wisconsin.