Lynn Ivey, Founder of The Ivey Adult Day Care, Named to List of 50 Most Influential Women

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News J E 4

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mecklenburg Times has named Lynn Ivey, founder and CEO of The Ivey adult day care center in Charlotte, to its 50 Most Influential Women class for 2011.

The newspaper spotlights the most influential women in business, government, education and the nonprofit sector. Winners are selected by a panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement.  Ivey was honored at a May 6 dinner at The Westin Charlotte.

The same week, Lynn Ivey was also honored by the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as a finalist for its Rising Star Award.

Lynn Ivey began The Ivey adult day care to provide outstanding daytime care for individuals living with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other long-term conditions. She also sought to offer a supportive environment for families coping with the challenges of caregiving.

The Ivey opened in the SouthPark area of Charlotte in January 2008 and in 2009 became a not-for-profit organization.  Lynn Ivey's inspiration was her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's, and her father, who was her mother's loving caregiver.  After seeing how adult day care made a difference in their lives, Ivey left her executive banking career of more than 25 years to devote the rest of her life to serving the needs of seniors and their families.

In a mountain-lodge setting, The Ivey offers socialization, engaging activities, meals from a Johnson & Wales-trained chef, and healthcare monitoring from an on-site registered nurse. The Ivey's services allow caregivers to hold jobs, continue friendships, and refresh from the responsibilities of providing constant care. The Ivey is one of two adult day care centers in Mecklenburg County that holds the state's Special Care Services certification for Alzheimer's and other related dementias, Parkinson's and stroke-related frailty. To find out more about this Charlotte adult day care option, visit, or call 704-909-2070.




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