LeadingAge Indiana is an association representing not-for-profit services and facilities for the elderly. Members are non-profit organizations, providing high quality health care, services and housing for over 25,000 seniors throughout Indiana. Members of LeadingAge are sponsored by or affiliated with religious, fraternal, governmental, and community organizations.
Swiss Village has been a member of LeadingAge Indiana, formally known as Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, since November of 1979. Recently, Daryl Martin former Executive Director of Swiss Village was inducted into the Hall of Fame for LeadingAge Indiana. Martin has been an active leader in services to the elderly for the state of Indiana and has served LeadingAge either by chairing committees or serving on the Board of Directors since 1988.
Martin has represented the long-term care profession by serving on the Indiana Health Facility Council and was a founding member of the Samaritan Alliance. On a national level, he was a representative for the LeadingAge House of Delegates. In his local community he has assisted several organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the South Adams Senior Center, the Northeast Indiana Workforce Investment Board, and the South Adams Junior Achievement Board. He has also served on several governance boards for the First Mennonite Church.
Martin began his career at Swiss Village in April of 1978 as Associate Executive Director. At that time services were provided to a total of 137 residents. In 1988, he became the Executive Director and continued to innovate and develop the community which now serves over 300 residents and 50 children until his retirement in August of 2014.
An awards presentation took place at the Spring LeadingAge Indiana conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 5. Martin received a plaque and recognition for his years of service to LeadingAge Indiana and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Swiss Village current President/CEO, Rod Mason, states that "there were several hundred of Daryl's peers from across the State at this awards banquet, including ten of us from Swiss Village. The award induction was a most fitting and ultimate way to recognize his achievements and involvements in our industry! As a leader at Swiss Village he appropriately helped position the organization for the many successes and high quality service for which Swiss Village is so well-known - we are most fortunate to have had Daryl at the helm for so many years. We wish him nothing but the very best for his new-found life of retirement."