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(May 2017) 

LeadingAge WNY Honors 53 Senior Care Employees and Volunteers in Western New York

LeadingAge Western New York honored 53 employees and volunteers who have shown exemplary work in the senior care and geriatrics profession at Samuel’s Grande Manor on May 11.

Founded in 1966 by a group of nursing home administrators, LeadingAge WNY is the oldest and largest regional network of not-for-profit senior care providers in the U.S. The organization encompasses the entire spectrum of senior care and residential living, from independent housing to skilled nursing.

Four scholarship awards were presented to employees of LeadingAge WNY member organizations.  The $1,000 stipends, co-sponsored by the following organizations, are given to help employees continue education in the field of long-term health care and geriatrics:

·   Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. awarded a scholarship to Andrew J. Briggs, a case manager at Fox Run, Orchard Park. A resident of Hamburg, he is pursuing his nursing degree at Trocaire College. 

·   Buffalo Ultrasound awarded a scholarship to Megan Gebauer, a dining services aide at Beechwood Homes, Getzville. She is a resident of Lockport, and is working on a degree in occupational therapy at D’Youville College. 

·   Parkview Health Services presented a scholarship to Katie Fernandes, a certified nursing assistant at Canterbury Woods, Williamsville. A resident of Niagara Falls, she is pursuing a physical therapy assistant degree at Niagara County Community College.

·   The LeadingAge Western New York Scholarship was presented to Michele Winsor, a resident care coordinator at Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV, Lackawanna.  A Buffalo resident, she is enrolled at Trocaire College for a nursing degree.

The Special Program Award was given to Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clarence, for its “Clarence Service Club.” Brothers of Mercy and Clarence Middle School collaborated on the creation of this intergenerational program, pairing residents with students from the school for monthly visits.

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(May 2017)

The GreenFields, Lancaster, is planning a $4 million investment in renovating and expanding four wings at its health and rehabilitation center, shifting from semi-private to private rooms.

 McAuley Residence, Tonawanda, has opened a 10-bed hospice unit.

 Brothers of Mercy is planning a $14 million expansion, building a 90-bed assisted living facility that includes memory care. The facility is currently adding outpatient rehab and therapy to its nursing and rehabilitation center.


(March 2017)

The Schofield Foundation is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Kenmore has awarded $6,000 to help create a new Welcome Center at Schofield Residence. “We are looking forward to transforming our current reception desk into a Welcome Center,” notes Randy Gerlach, administrator. “With more than 200 visitors a week as well as admitting 25-30 new residents to our Rehab Unit each month, we applied to the Rotary Club to help us to enhance the initial experience for visiting families and neighbors.

United Church Manor, a 50-unit housing community in West Seneca, celebrates its 30th year of service. The Manor will unveil its recently renovated apartments as well as renovations to its community areas. In addition, Ethel Nuse, the last of the original 50 residents when the Manor opened its doors in 1987, will be honored.

LeadingAge WNY made a donation to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter in memory of Michael J. Maloney. Mike, who passed away Feb. 3, was a past president of LeadingAge WNY and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award.

Congratulations to three of our members who have made the top quintile of the New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative in each of the last three years: Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mercy Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility and New York State Veterans Home at Batavia.

 Weinberg Campus will add 50 more independent apartments this year. Called Amherst Ridge, the apartment complex is subsidized senior housing.