SarahcareŽ Welcomes New Franchisees!!

LANDENBERG, PA | Monday, December 19, 2005

SarahCareŽ welcomes their newest franchisee, Doug Smith, from Landenberg, PA. Doug received both his BS and MS degrees from Virginia Tech and then spent 23 years in the chemical industry doing R&D and marketing. For the last year he's been running his own financial services company. Doug is married to Vicki, a local dance teacher. They have a 16 year old son, Greg, who recently became an Eagle Scout. Doug plans to open a SarahCareŽ center in the western Philadelphia suburbs beginning in the summer of 2006. He's very excited to offer adult day services and looks forward to the challenge! Welcome new franchisee Dr. Juan Grana from Edison, NJ. Dr. Grana received a BS in Chemistry from Seton Hall University and a Doctor of chiropractic degree from NY Chiropractic College in 1984. He practiced for 16 years. He also is a third degree black belt in Aikido, certified injury prevention specialist, certified personal trainer, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and is on the board of directors of the Union County Chamber of Commerce. He has been working with Fortune 100 companies training employees on Biomechanics and Ergonomics. He has also worked with the Healthy Moves program, bringing patient lifting/transferring equipment to hospitals and nursing homes. Dr. Grana has two children Jennifer and Jonathan ages 18 and 17. He enjoys playing golf, skiing, martial arts and working out at the gym. He is looking to open up a SarahCareŽ franchise to bring top of the line adult day care services to the people of Union County, NJ in summer 2006.

Corporate Presentations and Honors IFA is having their 46th Annual Convention in Palm Springs, CA February 25-28, 2006. Sarah Adult Day Services, Inc. will be participating at the convention in many ways, to help get new programs and ideas. Lori Shaffron, Director of Franchise Development sits on committees with the IFA such as the Membership Committee, Women's Franchisee Committee, the Ambassador Committee for new timers, and chairs the Marketing & Public Relations Committee. Lori will also be running a Roundtable discussion on PR & Brand Development Track. Merle Griff and Lori Shaffron have many meetings set to bring new programs to the franchisees such as financing companies, so franchises will have the opportunity to expand and have monies available to them, Advertising & PR companies so fresh ideas can be brought to the next SarahCareŽ Franchisee Forum. At the most recent NEOAADS (North East Ohio Association of Adult Day Services) Shannon Ross, Executive Director of the Canton Corporate Center was named as Secretary for the coming term of officers. Katrina Zilko, Executive Administrator from the Franchise Office was named as President Elect. Congratulations to both Shannon and Katrina! Merle Griff, CEO of Sarah Adult Day Services, Inc. presented to the CareScout network of Consultants in Boston, MA. Dr. Griff presentation "Meet the Newest Member of CareScout" informed the consultants on what the benefits of attending a SarahCareŽ Center and services they provide to the participants.

Dr. Griff also presented at the CARF International Conference "Human Service's Bottom Line: Changing Lives, Achieving Results". The presentation was based on being a caregiver for stroke patients. The presentation provided information on barriers, communication and family issues, services and resources, and other topics and issues that impact caregiver's everyday lives.

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