Rochester, N.Y. May 21, 2014– Jewish Senior Life (JSL) announced today that Board Chairman, Mark Kolko, has received the Trustee of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York (LANY). The LANY award program acknowledges the very best of New York’s nonprofit long-term care, housing and services providers and the people who contribute their time, energy and professionalism to the field of aging. Mr. Kolko has been recognized for his continued support in advancing the mission and vision of Jewish Senior Life.

“I’m humbled to receive such a distinguished award,” said Mr. Kolko, “This recognition is a true testament to the accomplishments of JSL as a whole. I am honored to be part of such a remarkable organization.”

Mr. Kolko has served passionately on the board of Jewish Senior Life and its’ affiliates since 2004, exhibiting a strong commitment to the organization and its governing members. In 2008, he was named director of the Jewish Senior Life board—he later served as the board’s secretary in 2011 and was ultimately elected chairman in 2012.

Throughout his tenure at JSL, Mr. Kolko has also held many leadership roles including chairman of the board of the Jewish Home. Under his leadership, he was instrumental in initiating a major consolidation of governance as well as the advancement of a master campus plan which will transform care throughout Jewish Senior Life’s organization.

“Mark’s inclusive style of board leadership and visionary leadership has helped to propel our transformation into the area’s leading senior care provider,” said Dan Katz, president and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “It would be difficult to imagine the future of JSL without Mark’s guidance—he’s truly a valued member of our organization.”

About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is guided by the values of honoring family and emphasizing aging in place—allowing people to remain in the place of their choice longer. Jewish Senior Life is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care on a single campus:

  • The Summit at Brighton for independent living;
  • Wolk Manor for assisted living;
  • The Lodge at Wolk Manor for assisted living memory care;
  • The Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional, and memory care;
  • Transitional Care at the Jewish Home for short-term rehabilitation;
  • Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation;
  • Marian’s House daytime retreat for those with memory loss; and
  • a variety of community programs and services such as Living Well Companion Care and Physician House Calls that enable people to age and live safely, either on campus or another place that they call home.

Jewish Senior Life is the only senior care provider in the Rochester area to offer Life Care, a program which eliminates worries about unforeseen care needs and medical expenses throughout the full continuum of care.

Jewish Senior Life is CARF accredited for its high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been named a 2017 Top Workplace by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance for Senior Care of Greater Rochester, Leading Age, Leading Age New York, and the Association of Jewish Agency Services.

For more information, please visit www.jewishseniorlife.org.

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