Congresswoman Alma Adams showed her support for PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) with a visit to PACE of the Southern Piedmont (POSP) on Monday, September 18, 2017. Various community partners along with local and state legislative offices were also present for this exciting celebration.
After visiting with staff and participants, Congresswoman Adams shared a few encouraging words showing her advocacy and support for the PACE model of care. Following Congresswoman Adams, Arden Shafer, PACE participant, and her family, also shared heartfelt words with those in attendance. They expressed their gratitude for the PACE program, and the positive impact POSP has had on both Arden and her daughters since making the decision to enroll in 2014. Arden is thankful for all the love and support she continues to receive from her POSP family, allowing her to thrive independently and with quality of life. “The greatest gift I receive from my family here at PACE is love.”
CEO and Executive Director, Renee Rizzuti, thanked each visitor for their support and advocacy, and shared statistics highlighting the success of POSP. “PACE of the Southern Piedmont has offered over 4500 member months of participants served in the last 4 years. With a healthy and healing approach for our participants and compassion for our caregivers, we are able to support older adults in our community to live healthier lives in their own homes.” POSP provides services to qualifying seniors 55 and older in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, and Stanly counties. Since opening in July of 2013, over 250 individuals have had the opportunity to receive PACE services throughout this region.
At the conclusion of the PACE celebration, Congresswoman Alma Adams helped POSP kick off their Spirit week by proudly wearing 1 of her over 1100 hats and sharing in some great photo opportunities with both participants and staff.