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Hattie Forney, CNA, Named Outstanding Professional in Aging

Hattie Forney, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Alexian Brothers PACE, in Chattanooga, TN, received the Eleanor Johnson Outstanding Professional in Aging Award at the Southeast Tennessee Active Aging Forum on April 1. The forum was sponsored by Chambliss Law Firm, The Bridge at Ooltewah, Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, and the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities.

Update on PACE Pilots to Be Presented at ANCOR Conference

Peter Fitzgerald, executive vice president of Policy and Strategy at the National PACE Association (NPA), and Angela King, president and CEO at Volunteers of America of Texas, will discuss "PACE Pilots: An Update" at the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) Conference next month in Chicago.

New PACE Hope Mobile for Hope HealthCare Services

A new PACE Hope Mobile for Hope HealthCare Services will be on the road soon as the result of an $84,750 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Hope HealthCare Services was awarded funds from the FDOT Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program to add to its fleet of vehicles for Hope PACE.

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Pets Are Positive Factor in Lives of Older Adults

Interacting with pets enhances well-being, says Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge.

"The many benefits of spending time with a pet seem enough to regularly invite them into the lives of older adults," Hewitt wrote in a guest column for McKnight's Senior Living.

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Liz Agnes Named Director of Site Operations at Element Care

Elizabeth “Liz” Agnes, MPA, has been promoted to director of Site Operations at Element Care PACE.

In her new position Agnes will be responsible for all aspects of daily operations, quality and service for the eight Element Care PACE centers on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.  

Grace Li Appointed CEO of On Lok

Grace Li has been appointed the new CEO of On Lok in San Francisco. She assumed her new role on April 1.

Music & Memory at Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina

The Music & Memory program at Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina is featured in the arts magazine of NC State University.

The article is titled Melodic Memories: NC State Students Help Older Adults Connect with Music of Their Past.

Music & Memory seeks to enrich the lives of elderly people who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive and physical challenges by providing them with iPods and other digital devices filled with familiar music.

PACE Programs Open in Michigan and New York

Two new Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) began enrolling participants on March 1, bringing the total number of PACE programs nationwide to 118.

Total Senior Care Will Open New Site in Wellsville, NY, Next Month

Total Senior Care, a PACE® program headquartered in Olean, NY, has been authorized by the state and federal government to begin serving all of Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

The program has been serving Cattaraugus County since 2009 and 10 townships of Allegany County since 2010.

“We have been anticipating this approval for several months,” said Carol Mahoney, CEO and president. ”Our employees and board of directors are excited about the opportunity to bring PACE’s all-inclusive care to those in need in Allegany and Chautauqua counties.”

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