(December 16, 2022 – ROCHESTER, NY) On Thursday, December 15, Jewish Senior Life presented 9 employees with Arthur & Louise Wasserman Employee Recognition Awards. The awards were founded in 1984 by Arthur Wasserman and his three sisters. Staff are honored at an annual reception hosted at Jewish Home of Rochester, an affiliate of Jewish Senior Life. Nominees are recognized by the co-workers and supervisors with whom they interact on a daily basis. The 2022 awardees are employed in a variety of roles across the Jewish Senior Life campus:
- Dining Services Award — Cathy Luxon, Baker
- Direct Services Award — Mary Baxter, Concierge
- Environmental Services Award — San Gurung, Housekeeper
- Indirect Services Award — Lisa DiMora, Accounts Receivable Supervisor
- Nursing Award — Laura Koehl, LPN
- Nursing Award — Kristine Connelly, LPN Clinical Coordinator
- Nursing Assistant Award — Vanessa Weems, CNA
- Nursing Assistant Award — Samuel Abera, CNA
- Supervisor Award — Alex Groat, Executive Chef
“These awards recognize employees who go above and beyond each day to demonstrate extraordinary performance in their work and service to those in our care,” says Thomas McDade Clay, Executive Director of Jewish Senior Life Foundation. He continues, “The Wasserman family was inspired to make the gift in honor of their aunts, Sarah Lehrer and Dorothy Silver. Sarah and Dorothy were residents of the Jewish Home and benefited from the compassionate care provided by our dedicated and attentive staff. The Wasserman awards are a way for peers to celebrate outstanding members of the team who are willing to go the extra mile for the people we serve.”
About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Senior Life offers all levels of care on a single campus, from independent living to skilled nursing care, along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus.
Jewish Senior Life has CARF International accreditation for high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. Its affiliate, the Jewish Home, has been recognized as a Newsweek Best Nursing Homes 2022 and US News & World Report Best Nursing Home for Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation 2022-2023. For more information, visit www.jewishseniorlife.org or www.facebook.com/jewishseniorlife.