Senior Services staffers won two of only three awards given out annually by the North Carolina Association on Aging (NCAOA). The awards were presented by Dennis Streets, division director of the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, at NCAOA’s annual luncheon in Raleigh on April 18.
Jean Small, vice president of Senior Services’ Williams Adult Day Center, received the Supervisor of the Year–Management Excellence Award for superior supervisory skills in the management of programs and staff benefiting older adults. The award recognizes the honoree’s ability to supervise and motivate people as they provide quality work in their community.
Sandy Bellefeuil, RN assessor and nurse case manager for the agency’s Home Care and Living-at-Home divisions, won the Direct Service Employee of the Year–Service Excellence Award. This award recognizes a frontline-service candidate for the quality of direct service provided to older adults in their community.
Richard Gottlieb, president and CEO of Senior Services, praised the winners.
“There are only three awards given out each year by the North Carolina Association on Aging and two employees of Senior Services were honored yesterday for two of the three awards. Both honors are so well deserved and we are very proud of Jean and Sandy,” he said.
Senior Services, a private nonprofit agency whose mission is to enable the elderly of Forsyth County, operates a number of programs, including Meals-on-Wheels, the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center, Help Line, Senior Lunch, Home Care, Elder Care Choices, Telephone Reassurance and Living-at-Home.