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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2013
News Release

Contacts:
Eliza Jennings
Linda Hart | 216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

LeadingAge Ohio
Tim White | 614.545.9026 or twhite@LeadingAgeOhio.org


Eliza Jennings Employees Honored for Delivery of Outstanding Care

(Cleveland, Ohio, May 25, 2013) Twenty-seven employees of Eliza Jennings recently were honored for outstanding employment service during the 2013 STARS Employee Recognition Luncheon. The STARS program is hosted by LeadingAge Ohio, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, and the LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum, comprised of association member residents and clients.

The following Devon Oaks employees were honored at this year’s luncheon: Betsy MacPherson, LPN – Olmsted Township; Samira Mustafa, Dietary Server – Westlake; and Kristen Knight, Resident Assistant – Amherst.

The following Eliza Jennings employees were recognized: Jean Hale, STNA – Cleveland; Katherine Johnson, STNA – Cleveland; Louis Sanovich, Maintenance technician – Cleveland; Cheveise Thomas, STNA – Cleveland; Shannon Fink, STNA – Cleveland; and Ryan Stark, STNA – Cleveland.

The following Renaissance employees were recognized: Antoine Morgan, STNA – Lakewood; Antoinette Jackson, AL Nurse – Elyria; Bob Trapp, Driver – North Olmsted; Brittany Clevenger, Life Enrichment Coordinator – Olmsted Township; Cheryl Davidson, Environmental Aide – Olmsted Township; Darlene Krajnak, STNA – Lakewood; Elayne O’Connor, Concierge – Olmsted Falls; Hollie Dixson, Environmental Aide – Elyria; Jennifer Davison, Life Enrichment Coordinator – North Olmsted; Kellie Kilbane, LPN – Berea; Kera Seritti, Life Enrichment Coordinator – Fairview Park; Linda Sheehan, Wellness Coordinator – Rocky River; Marne Sampsel, STNA – Avon; Mike Theus, Driver – Brook Park; Nancy Mattison, Resident Assistant – Olmsted Falls; Sandy Markioli, Staffing Coordinator – Bay Village; Tracy Abramovic, STNA – Cleveland; and Steve Christafaris, Driver – North Olmsted.

The regional STARS luncheon recognizes front-line employees of not-for-profit providers of services for older Ohioans nominated by their employer, residents or resident families for exemplary service. The program takes place with eight regional celebrations throughout Ohio and this year will recognize over 400 outstanding employees statewide in the not-for-profit senior services profession.

“We are proud of the service we provide to older adults and this pride is never more evident than in watching the dedication of our valued employees on a daily basis,” said Deborah Lewis Hiller, President and CEO. “It is an honor to recognize these exemplary staff members, who truly represent the not-for-profit difference we provide older Ohioans.”

Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization with 125 years of providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s west side, is the first aging services network to offer SAIDO Learning TM, a non-pharmaceutical intervention that is proven to reverse and prevent memory loss among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  The Network manages Eliza Jennings Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Community in Cleveland; Eliza Jennings Retirement Campus at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township; Eliza Jennings Assisted Living Community at Devon Oaks in Westlake; and Eliza Jennings Adult Day Center at Acacia Place in Cleveland.  In addition, Eliza Jennings Home and Community-based Services provides a full range of services including in-home therapy, skilled home health care, and clinic services. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call (216) 226-5000.

About LeadingAge Ohio:  Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012 as the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, LeadingAge Ohio is a non-profit association. LeadingAge Ohio represents approximately 400 not-for-profit senior service organizations located in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services. Members are sponsored by religious, fraternal, labor, private and government organizations committed to providing quality services for their residents and older persons in the community at large.

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