Mount Vernon, NY, -- LeadingAge New York, the state’s premier association of aging services organizations, graduated 22 fellows from its prestigious, year-long Leadership Academy during a recent ceremony held at Wartburg, a senior services provider located in Mount Vernon, NY.
The fellows, from across the state, were visiting the Wartburg campus on an official site visit to observe innovative programs in aging, an activity which is part of the Academy’s rigorous year long curriculum. Two of the Academy graduates this year are from Wartburg -- John Schuster, Director of Admissions and Michaela Byrnes, Director of Recreation.
The academy program provides a challenging learning environment – including assigned readings, discussions (called study circles), site visits and other activities --that enhances the leadership capacity of aging-services professionals so they are better equipped to serve the aging-services field.
“I am so pleased that Wartburg hosted the final leg of their year-long fellowship journey. This highly-regarded Academy will facilitate the development and growth of the next generation of senior living leaders in our state.” said David J. Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg.
Loren Raneletta, President & CEO of Episcopal Senior Life and the LeadingAge Board Chair, offered observations and congratulations to the class. “Don’
LeadingAge NY represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers. Founded in 1961, its 600 members employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/
PHOTO: At Wartburg, (l to r) LeadingAge Academy Coaches Gregory Poole-Dayan, Associate Administrator for Clinical Services, Shervier Nursing Care Center and Robert Mayer, Vice President/Finance, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus; Loren Raneletta, President & CEO of Episcopal Senior Life and the LeadingAge Board Chair and David J. Gentner, President & CEO of Wartburg.