Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Five to be Honored that Reflect All

Each year, AHCA/NCAL recognizes the men and women who give freely of themselves in caring for individuals in long term and post-acute care centers, ID/DD residences, as well as assisted living communities. This year’s award Honorees demonstrate a model of behavior that is selfless, compassionate, and enhances the lives of the elderly and individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in their communities.
The 2014 AHCA/NCAL Awards recipients are:

• Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Hero of the Year:
Alicia Durham, Eureka, CA, who volunteers at Butler Valley Inc., Carole Sund Center.
• Not for Profit Program of the Year: Benedict Court, Dickinson, ND.
• Volunteer of the Year/ Adult: Ruth-Ann Harrod, Wesley, ME, who volunteers at Maine Veterans’ Home-Machias.
• Volunteer of the Year/ Group: Amory High School Health Cluster Class, Amory, MS, which volunteers at Golden Living Center Amory.
• Volunteer of the Year/ Young Adult: Bailey Combs, Amburgey, KY, who volunteers at Knott County Health & Rehabilitation Center.
The ID/DD Hero of the Year award recognizes an individual who works or volunteers in an ICF/IID facility or HCBS Waiver Homes and has shown commitment and dedication to serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

The Not for Profit Program of the Year award highlights a specific program that adds value to the care of individuals within that community.

The Volunteer of the Year program seeks to honor one young adult (13-19 years old), one adult, and one group organization that have served in a volunteer capacity for more than one year and have made a positive contribution to a facility, staff, and residents. 

Each award recipient will be honored at the AHCA/NCAL 65th Annual Convention near Washington, D.C. on October 8, 2014.

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