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Award Presented For Work With At Risk Adults

Sheri Sauer, Director of Rehabilitation Visiting Nurses Association (RVNA) of Larimer County, has received the first annual Sally Henze Memorial Award from the Larimer County Adult Protection Team (APT), an advisory committee to the Larimer County Department of Human Services. The Sally Henze Memorial Award was established to honor Henze, a nurse, the director of Columbine Home Health, and the first Chair of the APT, serving from 1991 to 1994. She died in a car accident in September, 2004. The award is being made in her honor annually.

The award was presented to Sauer in October by Ginny Riley, Director of Human Services. Sauer was selected for having made significant contributions to the welfare of at risk adults in Larimer County, in both her roles as Director of RVNA and for her long time membership and leadership on the APT. Sauer served as the Chair of the APT from January, 2000 to December, 2001.

RVNA is the only not-for-profit home health agency in Larimer County. The Larimer County APT is a 25-member interagency committee which serves in an advisory capacity to the Department of Human Services Adult Protection program. Its membership is composed of agencies and individuals who provide services to vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities, who have been reported victims of neglect, abuse or exploitation.