Transparency and accountability are hot buzzwords in today’s media. In general, transparency refers to “something that is easily seen by all.” From an operational perspective, this is a very high bar. For Sunrise, the principles of transparency are what lie at the core of our mission and allow us to best serve the people and families entrusted in our care. Six years ago, Sunrise made a pro-active decision to establish a Compliance Program and in doing so, we became one of the first organizations in the field of developmental disabilities to formally instate an integrity program.
Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor, Russell Benford, attended Sunrise’s appreciation celebration hosted at our Adult Day Care Center off of Eighth Street in West Miami. Event highlights included a peek into the Elders’ daily activities such as rumba, dance, and aerobics along with ample opportunities to socialize with the smiling faces of the individuals who directly benefit from the County’s “bridge-funding” grant (which covers the “gap” in services while applying for Medicare eligibility.)
We are all grateful to Coral Gables’ student volunteers for stepping forward to provide much needed help to people with developmental disabilities. We also appreciate their continued help in getting the word out to fellow Coral Gables students about Sunrise’s on-going beautification project opportunities. We look forward to working with PAL and other Miami-Dade students again in the near future! Check out their fantastic work and GREAT JOB TEAM CB-PAL!!
Sunrise’s Perrine ADT (Adult Day Training Center) got a “jump start” on summer by visiting Jungle Island on May 18, 2012. The adventure was courtesy of Miami-Dade County Parks via a grant for People with Disabilities.
For the second consecutive year, Carnival Corporation & PLC generously donated sixty-five care packages to Elders receiving services at Sunrise’s Adult Day Health Center in West Miami. Carnival’s community project helps keep Elders with acquired disabilities engaged in the communities by recognizing the value and beauty of the contributions made by Miami’s Seniors.
Sunrise Community of Central Florida will host it inaugural “Best Stressed Woman” Tea & Fashion Show on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Leu Gardens in Orlando from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The unique event will benefit Sunrise’s Walden Pond home and other local needs in Central Florida.
Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is the first full week in May. Sunrise urges all staff members to commemorate and engage in Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week. At Sunrise, we remain committed to creating a work environment that promotes and encourages every employee to practice good work ethics, to adhere to all regulatory requirements and maintain our highest standards of excellence. “Do The Right Thing!”
Sunrise’s differently-abled athletes got the experience of a lifetime thanks to support from Greg Simony and his Care 2 Tri Foundation. Consumers from Sunrise’s operations in Central Florida participated in a full-length triathlon.
Sunrise will be featured among Miami’s best in PhilanthroFest as it highlights South Florida’s not-for-profits in a first ever large-scale community event to raise awareness for local organizations on April 14, 2012
STAR Awards recognize people with developmental disabilities who are “Striving to Achieve Real Success.” On March 7, 2012, Sunrise’s own Camille Brant was recognized as District 11 “STAR” by APD (Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities.)