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ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 26, 2017

Jewish Senior Life announced that one of its residents and long-time volunteers, Sydney Cohen, was honored with the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer in Community Services Award by Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc. Cohen was honored for over 20 years of community service, serving a total of 1,643 hours since 1996.

Lifespan recognizes outstanding community volunteers at its annual Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) luncheon. One of seven individuals receiving awards this year, Cohen was honored for his continued volunteer service with Jewish Senior Life.

“Syd makes everyone around him feel good,” said Meghan Bevins, who oversees the Jewish Senior Life volunteer program. “We continuously hear about his great attitude as he jokes and chats with the residents. He is always willing to help.”

Cohen’s volunteer activities include working at Cafe Sholom, transporting people to their physical therapy and occupational therapy appointments, and helping with entertainment activities. Cohen started his volunteer work in 1996 after retiring from Nalge Company, now known as Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he worked for 50 years. In 2014, he and his wife Sharon moved to the Summit at Brighton, Jewish Senior Life’s independent living community, and he has continued to be an active volunteer on the Jewish Senior Life campus.

For more information about volunteering at Jewish Senior Life, visit https://jewishseniorlife.org/contact/volunteer/.

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.