The President's Award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of Adult Protective Services (APS) as demonstrated by a dedication to elders and persons with disabilities and the nominee's commitment to improving the quality of services to this population.
This year, Jefferson County Human Services' team of 15 APS staff took home the award at the National Adult Protective Services Annual Conference, hosted locally in Broomfield this year. The group was recognized for a variety of efforts in the adult protection field. For instance, the division recently underwent a restructuring which allowed for dedicated guardianship caseworkers to focus on individualized visits for long-term guardianship customers.
The APS team organizes fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association while promoting and encouraging other APS county teams to participate. Jefferson County, in conjunction with Denver and Arapahoe Counties who have contributed to the fundraising events, has resulted in Jefferson County’s leading efforts to raise nearly $40,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Jefferson County APS team has supported the Alzheimer’s Association by participating and being an official vendor in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, attended by 10,000 people each year. APS provides community education information to advance knowledge of APS and the services offered for at-risk adults.Congratulations to this team for all their hard work!