North Carolina PACE Association E-Newsletters
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- 02/2017: Support Grows for PACE Growth
- 12/2016: Holiday Wishes
- 11/2016: Gratitude
- 10/2016: What a Month! September PACE MONTH wraps up
- 09/2016: PACE Month Momentum Continues!
- 09/2016: Watch our New Video, PACE MONTH and Workshop
- 08/2016: Happy PACE Month!
- 07/2016: Telling the PACE Story
- 06/2016: The Latest Across the State
- 05/2016: Special Conference Edition
- 03/2016: Medicaid Reform Update, Early Bird ends Friday
- 01/2016: Governor Advised to Expand PACE, New Partners and more
- 12/2015: Our Vision for Growth and Expansion
- 11/2015: We are Thankful for YOU
- 10/2015: PACE Innovation Act, PACE Participant Honored
- 09/2015: NC Budget & Medicaid Reform Pass, U.S. House Testimony and more
- 08/2015: PACE, Medicaid Reform & the State Budget and more
- 07/2015: NC Health News features PACE, Watch Party and More
- 06/2015: New Resources on Website
January 18, 2017: North Carolina Health News features PACE in the article "Senior Advocates Pushing for More PACE Slots in 2017", by Rose Hoban.
June/July, 2016: Happy Anniversaries!
Two NC programs, LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines in Fayetteville, and PACE of the Triad in Greensboro, celebrated their five year anniversaries.
Our neighbor to the north, Sentara, celebrated 20 years as the first PACE program in Virginia.
"Congratulations to NC PACE Association member Sentara PACE for its 20 years of service to Virginia participants and families! We will continue our efforts to allow Sentara and its partner - the Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center - to provide these desperately needed services to the citizens of northeastern North Carolina."
- Linda Shaw, Executive Director, North Carolina PACE Association
June, 2016: Diocese of Raleigh's NCCatholics magazine features LIFE St. Joseph of the Pines as the cover story.
June, 2016: Guilford Woman Magazine features PACE of the Triad's fifth anniversary. Congratulations, PACE of the Triad!
Kimberley Ladue, Marketing Manager and participant Patricia Waldon discuss PACE and what it offers, their center, and how PACE has changed Patricia's daily life.
September 18, 2015: Tim Clontz Testifies before U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee
"PACE programs can play a big role in caring for the elderly, and I am privileged to advocate for these innovative programs on a national stage," said Tim, as he asked the subcommittee to support the PACE Innovation Act, which passed the Senate with unanimous consent. NC Senator Richard Burr co-sponsored the bill, and NC Representative Renee Ellmers has co-sponsored the House bill. He shared this case study:
"Dennis is a 59-year-old diabetic who lives in the foothills of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling in the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), he suffered a massive stroke, fell and hit his head. He was hospitalized for three months and lost 30 pounds. When he was discharged to a skilled nursing facility for rehab, his blood sugars were out of control, he required moderate assistance with activities of daily living, and walked with a walker. He enrolled in PACE in February 2014 and now lives with his sister. PACE helped Dennis get his diabetes under control and improved his function to the point that he requires minimal assistance with his activities of daily living."
Tim is a board member of North Carolina PACE Association, and of National PACE Association, where he serves as chair of the Public Policy committee. Tim is Senior Vice President of Cone Health, which is a partner in three PACE programs: PACE of the Triad, PACE of the Southern Piedmont and StayWell Senior Care.
July 30, 2015: Happy 50th anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid!
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these 2 programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of the nation.
July, 2015: Fox 8 Morning News House Calls Segments Featuring PACE of the Triad Executive Director and Center Manager
Ursula Robinson, LCSW, MHA, PACE Executive Director on "Aging in Place and When to Look at Other Options" (aired 7/20/15)
Ellen Smith, RN, PACE Center Manager on "Recognizing Changes and Taking Actions to Keep Parents Safe" (aired 7/24/15)
July 15, 2015: PACE of the Triad Receives Check from Guilford Medical and Dental Managers (GMDM) Group
The Guilford Medical and Dental Managers (GMDM) group consists of over 150 managers, administrators or supervisors of medical or dental practices. These professionals are dedicated to the professional education of its members by providing opportunities for networking, professional support, personal support and community service. Each year, GMDM has a golf tournament which raises thousands of dollars for non-profit members of the group. The non-profit organizations selected for gifts are selected by the group's community service committee. This month, PACE of the Triad was the recipient of their gift at their luncheon. The luncheon guest speaker was Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary of the N.C. Division of Medical Assistance (Medicaid), who spoke about the North Carolina Medicaid Program.
Ursula Robinson, PACE of the Triad Executive Director, with NC DMA Deputy Secretary Dave Richard
June 30, 2015: North Carolina Health News features PACE in the article "Making the Case for Aging in Place", by Taylor Sisk. This story was made possible by a grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation to examine issues in rural health in North Carolina.
September/October 2014: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly: A Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Alternative for Frail Elderly Individuals, by Linda Shaw. Published in the North Carolina Medical Journal.
December 12, 2013 - Piedmonth Health SeniorCare in Pittsboro celebrates the grand opening of their new location!
December 5, 2013 - Piedmont Health SeniorCare in Burlington celebrates 5 years as a PACE program. Congratulations!
November 22, 2013 - StayWell Senior Care in Asheboro is pleased to announce they have received a grant from The Duke Endowment for $250,000. The funds are earmarked to offset the purchase ot IT equipment and software, medical and therapy equipment, and furniture for participant use. The funds will also offset the salaries of the Nutritionist and the Recreation Therapist. Congratulations!
September 27, 2013 - Carolina SeniorCare celebrated their first birthday. Congratulations!
August 8, 2013 - PACE Executive Director Thomas Chang Receives National Fellowship
Thomas Chang, Executive Director of Carolina SeniorCare in Lexington, has been selected as a 2014 Leadership Academy Fellow by LeadingAge. Thomas competed for the fellowship with 250 applicants from throughout the nation. The Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership program that strengthens not-for-profit leadership in aging services. Congratulations, Thomas!
July 9, 2013 - NAACP Community Service Recognition to PACE Executive Director, Ursula Brown Robinson
PACE of the Triad Executive Director, Ursula Brown Robinson recently received the NAACP Community Service Award at the Greensboro Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. The annual award is presented to an individual with cumulative support and action addressing issues and concerns of the African American community within the framework, mission and vision of the NAACP in civil and human rights, according to the NAACP. Congratulations, Ursula!