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Trinity In-Home Care to recognize Dr. Rosemary Chapin at the 7th Annual Community Breakfast on May 6

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Trinity In-Home Care will host the seventh Annual Community Breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month on Friday, May 6, 2016. 

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire. Breakfast is complimentary. All are welcome. Donations accepted. Reservations may be made by contacting Trinity In-Home Care at 842-3159 or megan@tihc.org by Monday, May 2.  

Rosemary Chapin, Ph.D., professor and founding director of the Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options at the University of KansasRecognized at the breakfast will be the 2016 recipient of the Inspirata Award, Dr. Rosemary Chapin.

Rosemary Chapin, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options (CRADO) and a Professor in the University of Kansas (KU) School of Social Welfare.  She received her B.A. from Kansas State University and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is a nationally recognized leader in applied research to improve practice and policy with older adults and people with disabilities. Dr. Chapin pioneered the strengths approach in working with older adults. She has helped to educate a new generation of gerontological social workers. The social policy text she authors, Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach, is also designed to infuse aging content into foundation social work policy courses.

Dr. Chapin has been partnering with older adults, community, state, and federal organizations for the last 25 years as the principal investigator for federal, state, and foundation funded research projects that total over $9,000,000, and has received a number of awards in recognition of the impact of her research on public long term services and supports policy. Dr. Chapin’s policy research and advocacy work led to her recent appointment to the AARP National Policy Council (NPC).

Her greatest source of satisfaction in her long career has come from her work with local and state groups to see that older adults and people with disabilities in Kansas get the long term supports and services they need.

The Inspirata Award is given to individuals in Douglas County who demonstrate compassion, effective leadership and service to others on behalf of older adults in our community.

Past Inspirata Recipients include: Margo Gordon (2010), Forrest and Donna Swall (2011), Joanne Hurst (2012), Lois Llewellyn (2013), Phil and Phoebe Godwin (2014) and Sandy Praeger (2015).

For more information on the Annual Community Breakfast, contact Megan Poindexter, Executive Director of Trinity In-Home Care, at 842-3159 or megan@tihc.org.

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