By Sunrise Group on June 16, 2016
CQL Awards Sunrise Community of Georgia Its Three-Year Quality Assurances Accreditation
Chief Operating Officer, Jameson Dormann, today announced that Sunrise Community of Georgia has been awarded the three year CQL Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the organization shares CQL’s vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services. “By becoming CQL certified, we’re better able to serve our individuals by providing a robust person centered approach in the supports that we provide – allowing us to really listen to those we support to find out what matters most to them and assisting them in finding ways to achieve those outcomes. These supports will help our individuals to facilitate and achieve their personal goals and aspirations. Becoming accredited is an international symbol of quality for the work we do.” said Georgia’s Regional Administrator, Amy Stevens. Great job, #TeamGeorgia!
By Sunrise Group on June 15, 2016
Thank you to all Sunrise #Volunteers!
Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. At Sunrise locations from Homestead to Hartford, much of what we do is accomplished with the help of dedicated volunteers who provide service hours, donations and labor to help ensure that people with developmental disabilities live valued lives in the community. Thank you for all you do!
By Sunrise Group on June 14, 2016
UCP of Southwest Florida in Clewiston Supports REVUP!
“REV UP” is a national campaign led by The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). REV UP is the acronym for “Register, Educate, Vote and Use your Power.” The goal is to promote and ensure that people with disabilities are fully participating in the political process. UCP of Southwest Florida strongly supports self-advocacy and self-determination. As part of that effort, on June 9, 2016, Clewiston’s Adult Day Training Center hosted a legislative advocacy program featuring a voting demonstration from Hendry County. Program participants met their local candidates, ensured their respective voter registrations were up to date, and engaged in practicing their voting skills with the help of, Ms. Brenda Hoots, Supervisor of Elections of Hendry County.
By Sunrise Group on June 13, 2016
6th Annual UCP Hartford 5K Race: Wheelchairs Are Made For Racing
Wow! Another great Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run has passed, and once again, UCP of Greater Hartford was delighted with the turnout and support for people with developmental disabilities. We wish to extend a special “thank you” to all the employees and other volunteers who served on the planning committee, volunteered to help at the event, and who formed team, joined teams, and did fundraising. We extend our deepest appreciation to this year’s sponors: Cigna; Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell, & Beck, Harvey & Lewis Opticians, Medical Pharmacy, and Lessard Heating & AC ffor helping to make this event possible.
By Sunrise Group on June 10, 2016
Sunrise Community of Central Florida Celebrates Employee Appreciation Week
Sunrise Community of Central Florida celebrated Employee Appreciation Day with an “All the Pieces Fit When We Work Together” theme. Executive Director, Ashley Green, recognized employees in various Central Florida location for excellence and dedicated service helping individuals with cognitive and physical challenges stay connected to their families and the local community. The week long celebration helped to raise awareness about the positive impact that publicly-funded long term supports and services for Florida’s families have … as well as the benefit of bringing greater diversity and enrichment to the area. Everyone was a winner!
By Sunrise Group on June 9, 2016
Don’t Miss Sunrise Speakers at the 18th Annual Family Cafe in Orlando!
This year’s 18th Annual Family Cafe will once again include more than 160 breakout sessions on relevant topics, a series of engaging keynote events, an Exhibit Hall with dozens of booths, and plenty of opportunities for connecting with other families. Sunrise professionals from the northern and southern ends of the state will converge in Orlando to provide outreach and education designed to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disabilities as well as to empower self-advocates and allies with the tools of online advocacy. Come see us on Friday in Bayhill 20 at 4:30 p.m. for the latest and greatest on online advocacy and stop by Bayhill 29 the next morning at 11:00 a.m. to learn about the recently launched “Respect Every Ability” Campaign. See you there!