ADTS NEWS


Share The Love this holiday and help Meals on Wheels! When you purchase or lease a new Suburu vehicle between now and January 2, 2018, Suburu of America will donate $250 to your favorite charity including ADTS Meals on Wheels program. Check out the flyer to learn more, and visit your local Suburu dealer to Share The Love with ADTS!


Aging, Disability and Transit Services of Rockingham County is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Respite Care grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The Respite Care Grant Program recognizes family caregivers and the vital role they play by supporting nonprofits that address the episodic respite care needed to prevent caregiver ‘burn out’.

ADTS will use the grant to provide respite care for families with individuals with paralysis through participation at our L.E.A.F. Adult/Day Health Center or in-home care.

If you are a family member or caregiver of a person with paralysis or mobility issues and would like to enquire about receiving respite care through this grant, please contact Asheley Cooper at the L.E.A.F. Center - 336-347-2328 (main) or 336-347-2366 (direct).



Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County (formerly Council on Aging) is thrilled to announce that Deputy Director, Meggan Odell has been recognized by Mass Transit Magazine as one of this year’s top 40 industry leaders. Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, has announced the ninth annual Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in her position and innovation in the field. “Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, medical appointments, and social and sporting activities,” says Mass Transit Publisher Emily Guill. “The individuals chosen for this year’s list have an eye for innovation and show a strong passion and commitment that exemplifies the best of the best.” Executive Editor Leah Harnack adds, “It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this list of professionals will continue to play a significant role in public transportation for decades to come.” In Rockingham County Meggan has created a model for rural public transit. Over the past 5 years, she has spearheaded dramatic growth in our transit program with the addition of skat, the fixed route bus system and the consolidation of Medicaid transportation services. Meggan’s comprehensive knowledge and experience was instrumental in convening the many dedicated people that were necessary to bring this service to our community. Thousands of riders have used the system to date; in fact, we are happy to share that last fiscal year our consolidated transportation services provided more than 105,000 trips across our county! As one of the 2017 winners of this significant award Meggan will be showcased in the September/October issue of Mass Transit magazine and online at www.MassTransitmag.com


ADTS is pleased to announce the promotion of Meggan Odell to the position of Deputy Executive Director. Employed with ADTS since October 2004, Meggan is a native of Rockingham County and graduate of Reidsville High School and North Carolina A and T State University. Previously serving as the Senior Director of Transit, Meggan spearheaded dramatic growth within our transportation programs through the addition of a fixed route bus system and the consolidation of Medicaid transportation services, creating a model for rural public transit in North Carolina. Meggan brings a strong background in areas of program development and administration; policy formulation and implementation and contract negotiations and monitoring. ADTS Executive Director, Cathy Powers states “Meggan has demonstrated leadership through action, modeling a resolute work-ethic and unparalleled attention to detail. Her skills, experience, and dedication are tremendous assets to ADTS and I am excited about her new role at the agency.”


We are happy to announce that Cheryl Albrecht has joined our team and will serve as the new leader at the Center for Active Retirement. Cheryl brings a strong background in areas of program development and administration, having significant experience in senior center administration and aging services. We welcome Cheryl to our team and we are excited to see what the future holds for our Center for Active Retirement!