The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2012 marks the 21th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 20th event at Pack Place & Diana Wortham Theatre, we will highlight each of our 20 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or to reserve a ticket, please visit www.ywcaofasheville.org.
Alyson Johnson-Sawyer’s passion makes magic happen in CarePartners Adult Day Services. As older adults face the challenges of aging, including the loss of physical capabilities, memory, independence and interaction with friends, CarePartners Adult Day Services is a dream come true. It’s a place where seniors can spend their days engaged in meaningful activities, surrounded by peers, while health is monitored and medications are managed.
For more than 20 years, Alyson has been the driving force and tireless advocate for Adult Day Service, empowering participants to live their lives to the fullest in ways that are most meaningful to them. Her commitment and innovative approach to “person-centered care” has earned the program accolades and serves as an example for best practices in their field. Alyson has been the director of CarePartners Adult Day Services for 11 years, and although she oversees all aspects of the program from budgeting and staff management to consultations with participants and families, it’s not unusual to find her leading a craft activity or song and dance number.