Rochester, N.Y., June 20, 2019 – Michael Haymes, immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Jewish Senior Life Foundation, was recently awarded the LeadingAge NY (LANY) Trustee of the Year award.
Through Michael Haymes’ board volunteerism with the Jewish Senior Life Foundation, he has made a significant impact on the community, enabling Jewish Senior Life to transform care and redefine home for the community’s elders. He has volunteered for the Jewish Senior Life Foundation in a board capacity for more than ten years, serving in numerous roles across a variety of committees and task forces before becoming Chairman in 2014. As Chairman of the Foundation Board, Michael’s leadership was instrumental in the advancement of a $27 million capital campaign supporting Jewish Senior Life’s $83 million campus transformation plan, changing the way long term care is offered, by incorporating the Green House® model. Today, Jewish Senior Life is the third largest Green House community in the nation, with nine small homes for more than 100 residents, and a legacy tower being renovated to incorporate elements of the Green House model.
“Stepping up and paying it forward is what it’s all about,” says Michael Haymes. “This change is something we must do for our families, our community and ourselves. It has been rewarding to be part of this amazing transformation—from long, narrow hallways and hospital rooms, to open homes with space, privacy and dignity. Who wouldn’t rather live this way?”
“Michael has made an enormous contribution of time and effort to the Jewish Senior Life Foundation,” says Michael King, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “His contributions have advanced our mission—to enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of older adults, their families, and others in our community of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds—and our vision, to ensure our community’s older adults lead meaningful lives with choice and dignity.”
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