By Sunrise Group on October 27, 2016
National Compliance Week Is Coming...
National Compliance Week is scheduled to kick-off on Monday, November 28th. Staff in all seven states are encouraged to participate. There will be local activities at each location as well as articles to read and questions to answer electronically through Survey Monkey. In addition, this year marks the inaugural launch of using Therap to access the Compliance Quiz and win prizes! This year’s theme is “Lets’ Provide, Protect & Prevent.” So, you know what that means… the stage is set for our Third Annual Rap Battle!
By Sunrise Group on September 21, 2016
Dr. James Weeks Receives President’s Award from Florida ARF
Dr. James Weeks has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as Corporate Treasurer/Secretary for the Sunrise group of companies since 1989. On Wednesday, September 21, the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (FARF) recognized Dr. Weeks for his significant contributions to the field of developmental and acquired disabilities. Jim earned the President’s Award for going “above and beyond in providing outstanding leadership and service to Florida ARF and representing the interest of the individuals served.” Sunrise could not be more proud of Jim! CONGRATULATIONS, DR WEEKS!
By Sunrise Group on September 20, 2016
UCP of Southwest Florida in Sarasota’s #2016GivingChallenge
Join others in making a difference by making your donation to UCP of Southwest Florida in Sarasota count for MORE with Sarasota Community Foundation’s #2016GivingChallenge supported by the Patterson Foundation. Your donation will be enhanced by the generous giving of our community, but this additional support only applies to donations made by September 21 at 12:00 noon on the Give Day Challenge website.
By Sunrise Group on September 15, 2016
UCP of Southwest Florida – Naples Travels Back In Time to Visit Old Florida
On Wednesday, September 14th, self-advocates from United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Naples “traveled back in time” with a visit to Everglades Wonder Gardens. The property is home to a botanical canopy that includes orchids, bamboo, bromeliads and other specimens. The lush, natural backdrop is also home to an eclectic assortment of rescued exotic birds and rescued reptiles who have now found a forever home in the Gardens. United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida commends Everglades Wonder Gardens for ensuring that its gardens and wildlife are accessible for tourists of all abilities. UCP’s day long adventure “back in time” was truly a memorable experience!
By Sunrise Group on September 12, 2016
Sunrise Kicks-Off A Week of Celebration Recognizing Our DSPs!
Get ready to celebrate Direct Support Professional Week from September 11 -17, 2016. Our DSP’s are the heart and soul of the organization and define the agency’s quality in every personal interaction they have each day. Their dedication to the people we support drives our success This week marks the celebration and recognition of the wonderful care and love provided by those in service in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia. We are proud of you and the work you do. Thank you!
By Sunrise Group on September 9, 2016
Kiwanis Honor Debbie Cowan, Lakeland’s aKtion Club Chair
Recently, the Landland aKtion Club honored Debbie for all of her hard work and hours of service. The “You Make A Difference” award recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and others that have helped improve the lives of those with disabilities. The award is given to an who demonstrates a commitment to the community; selflessness; the initiative and the ingenuity to forge forward and make things happen; and enthusiasm and exuberance that inspire others. Sunrise is very proud of Debbie and greatly appreciates her years of dedication to those we serve!