Adult care facility welcomes new director
The staff at ALPS Adults Day Care services welcomes Sue Malone as the facility’s new executive director. They are, from left, Geraldine Miller, Sheree Day, Jessica Clevinger, Cookie Larkin, Malone, Ronnie Reed, Ashley Bradley, Susie Ferguson and Connie Young.
ALPS, Adult Day Care Services Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Sue Malone as executive director.
“The board is excited about partnering with Malone as the organization continues to provide adult daycare services to those who are memory impaired and other adults with health related challenges in the Lakeway communities,” Board President Mahon Fritts said. “We felt we could find no better individual to be the head of our ‘ALPS household.’ Sue’s compassion spills out in every conversation you will have with her and when your loved one walks through our door she will be there to welcome them home.”
Malone, previously of Regency Retirement Village, Morristown, comes to ALPS with many years of organizational leadership and managerial experience; and in serving seniors in the healthcare industry.
“It has been my privilege to counsel with families as they face the often difficult decisions regarding healthcare for their loved ones. I am excited to have the opportunity to provide leadership to such a distinguished organization,” she said. “ALPS provides day time care and activities for individuals who experience memory loss or other health challenges.
“As we look forward, the demand for adult day care will grow exponentially. We must be positioned to provide top notch, individually focused care to all who need it. I am committed to ensuring that our ALPS team fulfills this most urgent need with excellence.”
Licensed by the state of Tennessee and a recipient of United Way funding from Hamblen and Jefferson Counties, ALPS Adult Day Services, a non-profit organization, provides a homelike setting for adults who should not be left alone during the day.
Serving Hamblen, Jefferson, Grainger, Hawkins, Greene, Cocke, and other surrounding counties since 1987, the program offers compassionate care, therapeutic activities, and professional support.
Participants include adults who are experiencing memory challenges or are in need of structure and supervision. ALPS participants may be eligible to receive funding assistance through the Veterans Administration, the Choices program and/or scholarships. Adult day care is the best choice for the loved one who should not be left alone.
Call 423-587-9149 to learn more about ALPS.
- Fron Contributed Reports