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Keeping pace with the changing needs of older adults since 1975.
Mature Services CEO to Retire in 2015
Linda M. Valentine, President/CEO of Mature Services Inc. since 2010, has announced that she will be retiring effective June 1, 2015. ”The agency has really benefited under Linda’s direction,” said Pam Hawkins, Chair of the Board of Directors. “She has overseen the agency through some difficult economic times, and still managed to not only maintain services but promote growth.”
Linda has dedicated 27 years to the agency and is now looking forward to joining her husband in retirement and enjoying the next chapter of her life. To read the full press release, click here.
Share the love event to fight senior hunger
The 7th annual #SharetheLove event was from Nov. 20 – Jan. 2 at Subaru of America, Inc. retailers. Customers who chose to lease or purchase a Suburu could help fight senior hunger and isolation by selecting Meals On Wheels as the recipient of a $250 donation from Subaru. Those dollars are then distributed to programs like our Home Delivered Meals. More information can be found here.
Mature Services approved as Accredited Charity
Mature Services is proud to announce that our BBB Charity Seal agreement has been approved. This seal means that Mature Services has met the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.
These standards were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The Standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.
For more details on the standards, click here.
Congratulations to RSVP volunteer Sylvia Gage
On December 12th at the Glenmoor Country Club, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging hosted the 2014 Senior Hall of Fame event to honor the volunteer work of outstanding individuals.
Our own RSVP volunteer Sylvia Gage was inducted for contributing 500 hours to the emergency food pantry and several RSVP programs. We are proud of Sylvia and grateful for all she has done for Mature Services!
Mature Services Avenues to Recovery receives positive feedback
Each year we ask our clients to fill out a survey and let us know
how we are doing. We are proud to share the following
statement, which appeared on the comment section of a
“I have always felt respected and cared for here, having
been through other organizations I am pretty aware
of the difference [in attitudes].”
Avenues to Recovery is dedicated
For more information on our programs and services, click here.
We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions and continued support. These funds go directly to our programs and services.
GAR Foundation: grant of $50,000 to fund our Homecare Services.
Akron Community Foundation: grant of $10,000 for Homecare Services.
John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation: grant of $10,000 the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation: grant of $15,000 designated to fund our homecare services.
Sisler McFawn Foundation: award of $7,500 designated to fund our homecare services.
Hillier Family Foundation: award of $5,000 designated to to pay for mileage expenses for essential errands incurred by Homecare staff while serving homebound clients in Summit County.
Meals on Wheels Opportunity-Based Grant Program: proceeds from the 2013 Subaru "Share the Love" event in the amount of $800 for nutrition equipment.
GoJo: donation of 250 1oz. bottles of Purell for our Homecare field staff.
CareSource Foundation: grant of $8,155 to fund training for our Homecare Department.
Madeline Bozzelli honored for fundraising
Congratulations to Madeline Bozzelli for her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has been instrumental in the success of The Melting Pot ~ A Taste of Many Nations acting as Committee Chair over the course of the event's 10 years.
Madeline will be recognized for her achievements on November 14th at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.
Homecare Division receives additional funding
Thanks to the CareSource Foundation for their generous award of $8,155 to our Homecare Division. These funds ensure that the Homecare staff receive the training necessary to provide our clients with the best possible care.
Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery receive CARF Accreditation
We are proud to announce that we have received official notification that Mature Services, Inc./Avenues to Recovery has been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) International for a period of three years for the following programs -
1.) Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults) 2.) Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: AOD/MH (Adults)
3.) Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
We are pleased to share our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan
As we approach 2015, our 40th Anniversary Year of service to the community, we feel the time is right to look back on our accomplishments, analyze our service sectors, and determine a comprehensive plan for the agency's future.
In addition, our mission statement is now: Mature Services provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age.
Here's what's happening
MISSION: Mature Services provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Founded in Akron,
Ohio in 1975 as a senior citizen program, it has since become an independent, nationally respected organization with offices throughout the state.
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