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(May 2018) 

LeadingAge WNY Honors 47 Senior Care Employees and Volunteers in Western New York

LeadingAge Western New York honored 47 employees and volunteers who have shown exemplary work in the senior care and geriatrics profession at Samuel’s Grande Manor on May 9.

LeadingAge WNY represents more than 50 not-for-profit facilities and service organizations for seniors and adults throughout Western New York.  These facilities provide nursing home care, assisted living, rehabilitation care, home health care, independent living and associated community services for nearly 10,000 seniors and adults annually.

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:

·   Barclay Damon presented a scholarship to Tiffany Fabian, a community health nurse at Schofield Certified Home Care, Kenmore. She is a resident of East Amherst and is a student at the University of Buffalo pursuing a degree to become an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner.

 

·   Buffalo Ultrasound awarded a scholarship to Mitchell Piddisi, an activity leader at Canterbury Woods, Williamsville. He resides in West Seneca and is enrolled at D’Youville College where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

 

·   Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. awarded a scholarship to Jami Schmid, an MDS coordinator at GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster. An Amherst resident, she is working on an associate’s degree in nursing at Niagara County Community College.

 

·   Parkview Health Services presented a scholarship to Jamelia Burton, nutrition services aide at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home, Lewiston. A resident of Niagara Falls, she is a student at the State University of New York at Fredonia working on a degree in music therapy.

The Special Program Award was given to The GreenFields Continuing Care Community, Lancaster. The GreenFields Reflections program is modeled after Story Corps and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's Life Recorded Project. It offers residents the opportunity to share memories and life experiences through storytelling.