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2016 Conference was a success!

Thanks to the Colonial Club for hosting our annual conference on Saturday, October 29th. Everyone in attendance seemed to have a really good time and we all learned a lot. The speakers were awesome and conference evaluations proved that to be true. Special thanks to the staff of Colonial Club, Melody Riedel, and to the conference planning committee.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WADSA 2016 Conference Registration

Please join us for the conference in Sun Prairie this year at the Colonial Club on Saturday, October 29th.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Health Focus

Dual approach reduces hospitalizations for frail seniors

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Monday, January 05, 2015

EnteSilver Alert bill that 'will save lives' signed into law

Enter body here...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Hope Center looking for volunteers

Wanted to share this fun video and encourage you to consider volunteering at New Hope Center or an adult day center near you!

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Life-saving job helps adult center earn employer of year title

Sue Walz credits the Coulee Region Adult Day Center with helping rescue her after she lost everything - and nearly her life - to her bipolar disorder.

After the 50-year-old La Crosse woman was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD two decades ago, she said, "It took away everything. I lost it all. I had to quit teaching, so I lost my career. I lost my marriage. I lost my friends.

"When I needed them, they were gone, and I isolated myself, like people with mental illness do, for a very long time," said Walz, a mother of three who lost partial custody of them for a time and was homeless for four months.

"That's what this disease can do with you," she said.

"What helped me with recovery - that doesn't mean cured, because I still have it - was God and my faith in God," and getting a job at the Coulee Region center, said Walz, a member of First Free Church in Onalaska.

Center owner Amy Kepler and her assistant, Darcie Marks, "gave me a chance to work when nobody else would. They knew I had a mental illness. They have given me the courage to continue my life."

Walz's experience helps explain why the Family and Children's Center honored Kepler as its employer of the year Monday night. Walz secured her job as a client in the FCC's Supported Employment Program.

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Lincoln Lutheran Chestnut Club highlights the benefits of Adult Day Services

Congratulations to Melissa Meier and the staff at Lincoln Lutheran Chestnut Club in Burlington for providing relevant, caring services that are engaging and satisfying to clients and families, including our veterans.
WADSA is honored to have you be one of our member centers!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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!

Congratulations to all!

Monday, April 15, 2013

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!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Caregivers neglect their own health to care for others

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.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

ADS remains a good value in Met Life Long Term Care cost survey

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.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

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