Four hundred and thirty-five years is a long time. In fact, 435 years ago, the pilgrims had not even made their journey to Plymouth Rock on the Mayflower yet.
Yet a group of dedicated ADEC employees have spent a combined 435 years serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
ADEC celebrated those 39 employees — from direct support professionals to members of ADEC’s leadership team — for their milestone work anniversaries during the annual Service Award Dinner on Jan. 27 at Das Essenhaus. Because what better way is there to say thank you than a slice of Amish pie?
Nearly 400 individuals make up #teamADEC, and each one of them clocks in with one mission in mind: Providing exemplary care and support to the more than 1,000 individuals ADEC serves each year. They help the people we serve reach new levels of independence, realize their true potential and make their dreams come true.
The Service Award Dinner is just a small way to show appreciation to the employees how have spent many years serving and advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can lead lives full of choice and possibility.
Thank you to those members of #teamADEC who were honored at the Service Award Dinner (especially those who braved the ice and cold to celebrate), and thank you to all ADEC employees for your dedication and passion.
Mary Jane Hiles