Newsletter - Connection Cornerhttp://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corneren-us2017-03-25T14:42:42.7331044-05:00May 2014http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=565/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><br><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#000000"><br><strong><font color="#800080">Healthy IDEAS</font></strong><br>Care for Elders is excited to&nbsp;report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated&nbsp;on many areas of the webpage. Once the overall webpage updates are finalized, we will share this with you.</font></font></font></font><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="3"><font style="COLOR: rgb(128,0,128)" color="#000000"><br></font></font></font></span></font></span></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></span></font></font></font><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="3"><br></font></font></span></font></span></font></font></font><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font size="3"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font size="3"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br><strong><u><font size="3"><font color="#000000">COMMUNITY EVENTS/ NEWS</font></font></u></strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></font><font size="+0"><font size="+0"><font size="+0"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri, sans-serif; COLOR: rgb(128,0,128); FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color="#000000"><br></font></font></font></font></font><font size="+0"><font size="+0"><font size="+0"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br><font color="#000000">To learn about events happening in the community, please <a style="COLOR: rgb(128,0,128)" href="http://careforelders.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/283/MenuGroup/.htm" target="_blank"><font color="#0073ae">click here</font></a><font color="#800080"> </font>to visit the Care for Elders events calendar.<br></font></font></font></font></font></p>April 2014http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=554/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><br><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><br><strong>New Leadership Council Member<br></strong><font color="#000000">We are pleased to announce that Salil Deshpande, MD, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas has&nbsp;joined the Leadership Council. Dr.March 2014http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=543/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><br><font style="FONT-FAMILY: times" size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><br><strong>Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)<br></strong></font>The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.<br><font color="#000000"><br><strong><font color="#800080">Healthy IDEAS</font></strong><br>Care for Elders is excited to&nbsp;report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated&nbsp;on many areas of the webpage.February 2014http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=532/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><br><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><br><strong>Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)<br></strong></font>The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.<br><font color="#000000"><br><strong><font color="#800080">Healthy IDEAS</font></strong><br>Care for Elders is excited to&nbsp;report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated&nbsp;on many areas of the webpage.January 2014http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=521/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><br><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><br><strong>Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)<br></strong></font>The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.<br><br><font color="#800080"><strong>2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Announcement</strong><br></font><font color="#000000">The Direct Care Worker of the Year Award will be given at the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers conference luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to recognize individuals who serve as role models for others, who go "above and beyond the call of duty," and/or who contribute to improving client satisfaction or quality of life for the seniors they serve.December 2013http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=5112/1/2013 12:00:00 PM<p><br><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><br><strong>Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)<br></strong></font>Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.<br><br><font color="#800080"><strong>2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Announcement</strong><br></font><font color="#000000">The Direct Care Worker of the Year Award will be given at the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers conference luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to recognize individuals who serve as role models for others, who go "above and beyond the call of duty," and/or who contribute to improving client satisfaction or quality of life for the seniors they serve. Individuals&nbsp;can be&nbsp;nominated for the award by their managers, supervisors, co-workers, or family members of clients.November 2013http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=5011/1/2013 12:00:00 PM<font size="3"></font></strong><font color="#800080"><p><br><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000"><u><strong>WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS<br><br></strong></u><font color="#800080"><strong>Access Network<br><font color="#ff8000" size="2">A Client's Success Story</font><br></strong><font color="#000000">The Access Network is a collaboration of Care for Elders and 11 partner agencies working to improve older adults' access to needed services. Elder Care Experts and Case Managers are trained to listen to each person's unique situation and connect the caller to local services, benefits counseling, and in-person case management by providing a <em>single point</em> of entry into the once fragmented world of elder services.October 2013http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=4910/28/2013 12:00:00 AM<font size="3"></font></strong><font color="#800080"><u><p><br><strong><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><font color="#000000">WORKGROUP &amp; OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS</font><br></font></strong></u><br><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><strong>New Leadership Council Members<br></strong><font color="#000000">We are pleased to annouce that Ms. Marlys Berry, Director of Senior Adult Ministries of St.June 2013 through September 2013http://careforelders.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Connection Corner&newsletterid=489/27/2013 12:00:00 AM<br><font size="3"></font></strong><font size="3"><font face="Arial"><strong><font size="4">September 2013<br></font><br><u>COMMUNITY EVENTS/ NEWS</u><br></strong><br></font><font color="#800080"><strong><font size="3"><font face="Arial">Home Care Rule Announced<br></font></strong><font color="#000000"><font size="3"><font face="Arial">The U.S. Department of Labor&#8217;s Wage and Hour Division announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standards Act&#8217;s minimum wage and overtime protections to most of the nation&#8217;s direct care workers who provide essential home care assistance to elderly people and people with illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.