Friday August 13, 2010
New Ed F. Sullivan Talent Show
Adult Day Care of Calvert County, Inc
Adult Day Care of Calvert County Holds
Variety Show Next Month
â€śThe New Ed F. Sullivan Showâ€ť to delight audiences
Prince Frederick, Md., Aug. 10, 2010 -- The Adult Day Care (ADC) of Calvert County will hold a spectacular variety show next month. â€śThe New Ed F. Sullivan Showâ€ť ** is promising to be an afternoon of fun and entertainment.
Huntingtown High Schoolâ€™s main auditorium will be the showcase for the event featuring some of southern Marylandâ€™s most talented 50-year-old and older adults sharing their best in music, dance and theater. â€śThe New Ed F. Sullivan Showâ€ť will also feature live commercial ads for its sponsors during the Sept. 25, 2010 event and the opportunity for the sponsors to place print ads in the souvenir program.
â€śOur goal is to raise funds to purchase a new wheelchair-accessible, 18-seat passenger vehicle so Adult Day Care can continue to provide safe, reliable and daily transportation for our participants,â€ť said ADC Executive Director Ed F. Sullivan (no kidding â€¦). â€śWe also have a goal to put on a really great show and have a ton of fun with our wonderful community.â€ť
Sullivan explained that ADC provides a structured, therapeutic program for adults, age 18 and older whom are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. The center is located on the campus of the Calvert Memorial Hospital in the lower level of the Calvert County Health Department Building in Prince Frederick, Md. Each weekday up to 28 clients engage in social and creative activities that
Adult Day Care of Calvert County
enhance their quality of life. The professional staff and many volunteers at Adult Day Care have been serving citizens in Calvert County for more than 24 years while providing door-to-door bus service.
One such citizen is Noreen Stedman. Noreen, a longtime resident of Calvert County, and an active community volunteer, has Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Because of this disease, Noreen has difficulty with the simplest of tasks, such as eating independently. Scott Stedman, her devoted husband, assists Noreen with her daily activities, but has little time for himself to perform his other responsibilities.
â€śWithout the assistance of Adult Day Care,â€ť shared Stedman, â€śIt would be extremely challenging to maintain a stable life for me and my family. The staff and volunteers care for Noreen. It gives me peace to know that my wife is lovingly cared for at ADC.â€ť
The ADC team consists of Alesia Stratchko, RN, who after staying home to raise her children for 19 years, returned to school so that five years ago she could renew her nursing license and become the head nurse at the Adult Day Care. Stratchko, along with Activities Coordinator Twanda Jones, Aide Christine Craig and numerous volunteers provide daily health care, nutritional meals and snacks, and recreational activities for participants.
Referrals for admission are accepted from individuals, family members, social services and health professionals, clergy, friends, and other concerned persons. A home visit, a pre-admission interview, a physician's examination, and a personalized care plan are all part of the enrollment process. Adult Day Care operates on a sliding fee-scale, with financial assistance available for those who qualify. Participant ratio is 1:6, ensuring that each adult gets the care and attention they need.
ADC of Calvert County is a tax-exempt, 501c3 non-profit organization. Sullivan along with his staff and volunteers are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable members of their community. Many participants of the center need transportation from their homes to the Adult Day Care. This allows them the personal freedom and flexibility to travel from their homes and give their family members respite during the day.
In order to continue with these services Adult Day Care needs community support. Please visit our facility, visit our website http://www.adcofcalvertcounty.org/ or contact Ed F. Sullivan directly at 410-535-0133 to reserve tickets, audition information, and sponsorships.
**The â€śNew Ed F. Sullivan Showâ€ť is not affiliated in any way with the original Ed Sullivan Television Show or its affiliates. Edward F. Sullivan is the Executive Director of the Adult Day Care of Calvert County and is not related to or affiliated with former 1950s-1960s television host Ed Sullivan.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photographs and onsite interviews concerning ADC, its clients and personnel in support of this fundraiser will be available. Contact Ed Sullivan for more information. Ed F. Sullivan was hired as the Executive Director of the Adult Day Care of Calvert County on April 1, 2009. No kidding.