Providing Leadership, Education, Planning and Development of Adult Day Services across Florida since 1983


Florida Adult Day Services Association

Since its inception in 1983, the Florida Adult Day Services Association (FADSA) has provided leadership, education, planning and development of adult day services across Florida. Through the promotion of quality day services ranging from respite programs to adult day health centers, FADSA has established a reputation as a leader in education, training and advocacy within the long-term care industry.

Southeast Florida Adult Day Services Association Regional Workshop a Huge Success!


“Very professional and detailed!”  “Good topics and very interactive!”  “Great training!”  These are just a few of the comments that appeared on the evaluations of the Southeast Florida Adult Day Services Association Regional Workshop, on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  Adult day services providers from Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples, Jacksonville, and many locations in between met in North Palm Beach for the 4-hour workshop.  In total, 26 people attended.


In the past, the Association offered workshops on a local, regional basis – usually on weekends so activities and direct service staff would be able to attend.  The FADSA Board of Directors decided to re-visit this concept and offer regional workshops again during 2014.  The value is that adult day centers work together to develop and agenda that is relevant to their own region of the state, costs are low, and there a no great distances required for travel to get quality education and training.  Of course, our Jacksonville attendees may dispute the “great distance” part of the equation, but there will be a regional workshop more local to them in 2014!


We would like to thank the FADSA Education Committee, Alzheimer’s Community Care, New Day Adult Day Services, and Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services for coordinating the regional workshop.  We would also like to thank FirstLantic Home Health for generously providing the delicious lunch.


Please be looking for the next regional workshop – which will be in the Tampa area very soon.


Mark Cornett

FADSA Vice President/Education Committee Chair

2013 Board of Directors 


Maria Winer, Maria's Adult Day Care Center
7821 Seminole Blvd,  Seminole,FL 33778
Telephone: 727393-7711
Vice President
Carly Perez, A Place for You Adult Day Care
4996 10th Avenue N., Suite 5
Greenacres, FL   33413
Phone: (561)965-6980      Fax: (561)965-9231     
 Yisel De Lano, Nostalgia Adult Day Care
20855 NW 9th Court Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Telephone: 305-816-6163  Fax:786-916-6536
Luanne Wahlstrom, Care Club, Naples, Florida
1800 Santa Barbara Blvd, Naples, Florida, telephone: 239-353-1994 fax: 239-455-8607
Past President
Christine Powers, CARES- Pasco and Hillsborough County Adult Day Care Centers
4102 W. Spruce St, Tampa, Florida 34607, telephone: 813-644-5990   


 Sandie Holtry, Council On Aging of West Florida, Inc

P.O. Box 17066, Pensacola, FL. 32522,  telephone: 850-432-1475


Renee Harris, Harris House Adult Day Care, Inc

9857 Gibson Street, Jacksonville FL 32208  telephone: 904-425-4040


Elaine Jensen

Mary Jo McKay, Hillsborough County Department of Family and  Aging Services

601 East Kennedy Blvd, 25th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, telephone: 813-272-5430


Christin Houglan, Oseola Council on Aging, Inc.

700 Generations Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744, telephone: 407-846-8632


Helen Waite, Ardent Manor,Inc.

2900 Tamiami  Trail, Naples, FL 34103, telephone: 239-435-9526


Julie Tombari,  New Day Adult Day Care Center

301 Ebbtide Drive, Ste H., North Palm Beach, FL 33408, telephone: 561-844-0012


Call Your Legislators about Older American's Act FY 2015!

Please contact your legislator through Friday, May 16 to request support for the Older Americans Act and to amplify our FY15 appropriations advocacy.  

Call 888-277-8686 and follow the prompts to be connected with your legislator’s office.   Once patched through, please deliver the following message:

“I understand decisions are being made about funding for programs serving older adults.  I urge Rep/Sen. XXX to restore funding for all Older Americans Act programs, create funding for the Elder Justice Initiative, and continue development of Aging and Disability Resource Centers.  Thank you for your consideration”

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Alzheimer's Community Care To Receive National Caregiver's Award!

On March 12-13, 2014, Chief Operating Officer Mark Cornett and Grants Administrator Kathleen Herd will travel to San Diego, CA to receive the 2014 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award on behalf of Alzheimer’s Community Care.

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FADSA has its Legislative Initiatives for 2014. Members Only will have the opportunity to view the proposed changes in Chapter 429 Part III and provide any input that should be addressed by FADSA.

To see the document and send your comments go to the Members Only page and log in. The document can be found in Legislation.

If you are not a member, you can join by going to the Members Page and register on line or download a brochure for the application.