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Suncoast Hospice Honored for Innovation ‘Traditions’ Program

The Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association has recognized Suncoast Hospice, a member of Empath Health, for Excellence in Program Innovation for Community Outreach for its Traditions program.

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Idaho Nursing & Rehab Center Named Baldrige Winner

Providing hope and promoting healing and recovery. That is the mission of Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Mountain Valley, a 68-bed skilled nursing center in Kellogg, ID, a rural community set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The facility is one of this year’s honored recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement and innovation.

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Four Model Housing Developments Honored for Accessibility, Affordability

Four model housing developments in California, Illinois, Texas and Washington State are recipients of the 2016 HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Awards. Each of the developments is recognized for excellence in affordable or accessible housing design -- two key features important to older Americans, especially low-income seniors and those with disabilities.

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NISC Names Top Senior Programs for 2015

Every year, the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) -- an initiative of the National Council on Aging -- honors outstanding efforts made by senior centers throughout the nation offering innovative, creative, and replicable programs for older adults.

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Spring Hills Communities Named Among Best for 2016

Seven of eight facilities owned and operated by Spring Hills Senior Communities, a provider of senior living communities and home care services, are winners of SeniorAdvisor.com’s 2016 Best Assisted Living Awards.

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Organization Names Winners in Filmmakers Contest

AARP names the winners of a unique contest that encourages filmmakers to tell the story of family caregiving through short films. The competition was launched as part of Ad Council and AARP’s National Caregiver Awareness Campaign to help reveal the hard work and dedication of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers.

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Center for Medicare Advocacy Wins 2015 GIA Diversity Award

Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) awards its 2015 Diversity Award to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, for its work in advancing access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities.

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42 NICHE-Designated Hospitals Make List of Best in U.S.

These rankings are important to older Americans in that NICHE-designated hospitals demonstrate an organizational commitment and continued progress in improving the quality of care for older adults.

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