Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

 April 27-28, 2017
MoADSA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

MoADSA is partnering with the Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC) to bring you a great conference experience. It will be packed with quality education including the “Dementia LIVE” experience with Jan Nelson with AGE-u-cate Training Institute who will also be the keynote speaker on Friday at 11:30 AM.  On April 27th we have an Exhibit Hall Day along with State speakers from DHSS, DSDS, and MMAC.  We are also excited to have Representatives David Wood and Ingrid Burnett join us at 4:00 PM to discuss the state budget, and provide a legislative update.  Other sessions of interest will be Healthcare Transformation and ADS; Person Centered Care Planning & Tool Development and; Helping Folks Behave Better Through Positive Supports.

The Conference is set to begin on April 27th at 10:00 AM to allow travel time that morning and will end at 1:00 PM on Friday.  We believe this schedule will be more accommodating and require less time out of your ADC.

Plan to spend time with your colleagues during the reception Thursday evening and hear from experts on topics important to you and your adult day program. Come early and join us for an Exhibit Hall Reception and “Trivia Night” (free with paid conference registration) on Wednesday April 26th starting at 7:30 PM.

Food, Prizes and Fun are all a part of this Conference!!  Don’t Miss It!  

Click here for the brochure and registration form. 


MoADSA Membership Meetings – Save the Dates!

  • July 14, 2017 – location to be determined
  • October 27, 2017 – location to be determined

 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition “Partners in Excellence!” April 28 – 29, 2016 – Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach

This year MoADSA was successful in hosting another great Annual Conference as we partnered with the MO Alliance for Home Care.  Thursday’s activities included a day with Exhibitors plus many great sessions.  We heard from speakers from the Department of Social Service, Department of Health & Senior Services, and the Department of Mental Health.  A big hit with the attendees with a session provided by Don Logue, Aegis Healthcare Strategies on Medicaid: Reform, Expansion or Modernization?….Where is ADS in the discussion?  The conference ended with a closing Keynote with Matt Jones who shows all professionals how to attain VICTORY by developing their “Marathon Mentality”.  It was inspiring to hear his story from being a three time cancer conqueror to going through a bone marrow transplant, to re-learning how to walk, to running seven marathons on seven continents.

The 2017 Annual Conference Planning Committee is already discussing next year’s event set for April 27-28, 2017 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach where there’s no better view of the Lake of the Ozarks and plenty of shopping…. and did I mention the beautiful golf course!  So, be watching our website for additional details and we certainly encourage you to send us your thoughts and ideas on speakers or topics of interest to diana@moadsa.org.    


 2016 Excellence in Adult Day Services Award

This award recognizes an outstanding and innovative adult day center. The Nominee must make an exceptional contribution related to services, education or advocacy to improve adult day services.

We would like to congratulate the winner of the 2016 Excellence in Adult Day Services Award recipient, Young in Spirit Adult Care Center, St. Louis, Laura Bone, Director.  

 “Young in Spirit ADC has been taking care of the elderly, mentally challenged and the DD population since 2006. Young in Spirit is licensed by the DHSS since 2006 and certified with the DMH since 2013.  The staff at Young in Spirit go beyond their regular staff duties; their loving, caring ways make individual clients feel very special.  We attempt always with a smile on our faces, to offer a fun filled day for our clients.  Our Activities Dept. has been busy planning out trip in the community.  Last year, Young in Spirit client’s visited the St. Louis Zoo, a Cardinal game, the History Museum, the Art Museum, took the tour through the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, had lunch out on several occasions, and went to the movies and bowling.  Again this year, we plan on increasing our Community Outings.  Most of our client’s would not be able to enjoy these outings without attending a day program.  Every Thanksgiving Young in Spirit host a special Thanksgiving Luncheon for our client’s and their families with almost 100% participation, to let them know how grateful we are to serve them.

Young in Spirit has recently hired a part-time Occupational Therapist Assistant to do our therapy based activities, i.e. walking club, parachute, and exercises. Our LPN has years of experience with medication administration and nursing assessments.  Young in Spirit ADC uses a mobile Physical Therapy Company, for client’s requiring therapy, so family does not have to schedule during their work week.  We also offer Podiatry Services for client’s and family’s convenience.  Our family members have voiced appreciation for these services we offer.

Young in Spirit ADC has been members of MoADSA since its beginning. Our Program Director has served on the Board and has attended the annual conference, each year to bring back and disseminate to employees all the pertinent information needed to grow our Adult Day Center.  Young in Spirit ADC has good working relationships with many other community partners, for which help support our client’s in the community.”