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By Niles Dookie on November 7, 2018

A Lifetime of Achievements

Congrats to Gloria Wetherington for dedicating her life to supporting people with disabilities

By Franz Weibezahn on February 22, 2018

Join Us This Weekend at Arts in the Park!

This Saturday is the Neighbors of Schenley Park “Arts in the Park” event, a free-to-attend celebration of the artistic talents right here in our community. There will be food, music, special performances and more.

By Dedicated Volunteer on November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks to Tomorrow's Leaders

​With the help of the Coral Gables Police Athletic League (PAL), and at the direction of Sunrise employees, the cleanup of Sunrise group homes after Hurricane Irma was a success! A group of teenagers led by Detective Jose Flores of the Coral Gables Police Department took the initiative to help out the weekend after that unforgettable experience

By Margaret Feldman on May 16, 2017

Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation supports Sunrise Community of Central Florida

Sunrise extends heartfelt thanks to the Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation for their generous donation to Sunrise Community of Central Florida. Their financial contribution of $800.00 will support the ongoing work Sunrise accomplishes at the Adult Day Training Center in the Lakeland area. Specifically, the funding will allow Sunrise to purchase an additional HP ProOne all-in-one touch screen computer to be used by Sunrise clients in their computer lab. “I want to congratulate Sunrise Community of Central Florida for the tremendous work they have accomplished this year.. We hope this funding support will assist Sunrise Community of Central Florida in continuing your very worthwhile efforts on behalf of our Lakeland community." said Mark Wilson, 2016 Chairman of the Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation.

By Sunrise Group on July 1, 2016

It’s Official… Sunrise Bids Aloha to Its President of 40 Years

It’s official … Les Leech has left the building! President & CEO, Les Leech bid farewell to colleagues, peers, staff, public officials, and many of those served by the agency at his retirement party held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Vista Lago Ballroom in Miami. It was a night filled with nostalgia, laughs (a few at the expense of the outgoing president himself) and awards for a lifetime of service. The night was a fitting closure to a remarkable career of 40 years of continuous service to Sunrise and the greater disabilities community.

By Sunrise Group on June 27, 2016

Sunrise’s Compliance Program Featured As National Best Practice

Tighter compliance regulations have challenged health and human service providers in a variety of ways. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act mandated compliance programs for Medicare and Medicaid providers. The reform law, which applies to all Medicare and Medicaid providers, requires the HHS secretary to promulgate “core elements” and set an effective date for compliance programs. As an innovative leader in the field of developmental disabilities, Sunrise was ahead of the mandate. Our Compliance Program Charter was adopted January 31st, 2007 by the Board of Directors. Since that time, Sunrise has consistently set the bar for compliance best practice among service providers. We are proud to be featured for our standards by Wolters Kluwer.

By Sunrise Group on June 1, 2016

Letter from the President: 40 Years and Growing

It is with personal regret but warm wishes that Sunrise announces the retirement of our President & CEO, Les Leech, effective June 30. Les’ departure marks the end of an era for Sunrise Community. He was the leader who expanded Sunrise operations outside the state of Florida, managed through the devastation of Hurricane Andrew and tirelessly fought for community inclusion and the rights of people with disabilities. We are indebted to his vision and commitment for propelling us to our present position in the industry. His work has assured our established a strong foundation for our future success. In his last letter from the President, Les shares his thoughts on Sunrise’s future.