Maryville, Tenn. – Asbury Place Maryville is proud to announce that it won three awards at the LeadingAge Tennessee 2014 Annual Conference held on May 7th in Franklin, Tenn. Maryville’s RAD (Redefining Asbury Dining) Team was selected as the 2014 LeadingAge Tennessee Innovator of the Year. This award recognizes programs or services which go above and beyond normal operations to enhance the field of aging services. In an effort to break down silos, the team is comprised of 14 members from several areas including Nursing, CNA’s, Dining, Housekeeping and Lifestyles staff. The Team’s primary focus is nurturing the body and soul through the daily pleasures of food that residents enjoyed in their own homes before coming to Asbury Place. The changes as a result of the Team’s work have been a tremendous success and are measured by benchmarks such as satisfaction of both front line staff and residents.
Staff member Linda Farrant received the Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes a volunteer with exemplary service. In just one year, Linda made a tremendous impact at Asbury Place. Whether helping during Associate Appreciation Week, lending a hand during the Santa Workshop or filling in at the reception desk three to four days a week, Linda doesn’t hesitate to make life better for residents and staff.
Staff member April Overholt was awarded the “Whatever It Takes” Award, presented to an individual who exhibits teamwork and service to residents, families and fellow staff. April has been with Asbury Place Maryville for five years. Her current role is in enriching the lives of our residents through the lifestyles and activities department and she also provides CNA support. Last summer she personally secured all donations to provide a cook out for residents and family members that served more than 160 participants. April was well deserving of this award.
LeadingAge Tennessee is an association of communities and professionals providing quality housing, health, community and related services for the elderly. LeadingAge Tennessee represents and promotes the common interest of its members through leadership, advocacy, education, communication and other services in order to enhance member’s ability to serve their constituencies.