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Eliza Jennings Vogelpohl Honored by LeadingAge Ohio With “Excellence in Caring” Award

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2014 
News Release

Contact:
Tim White
614.545.9026 or twhite@leadingageohio.org
Linda Hart 
216.325.1250 or lhart@elizajen.org

Eliza Jennings Vogelpohl Honored by LeadingAge Ohio With “Excellence in Caring” Award 

(Columbus, Ohio) – Kelly Vogelpohl, Controller at Eliza Jennings, was honored with an “Excellence in Caring” Award from LeadingAge Ohio. The award was presented during the LeadingAge Ohio Awards Luncheon as part of the 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show. This award is presented to an outstanding member employee; nominees must have supervisory responsibility and demonstrate commitment, leadership and quality outcomes within their organization and profession.

Kelly VogelpohlKelly VogelpohlWhile traditional controller duties may not provide for daily interaction with residents, Vogelpohl found ways to go beyond any traditional definition of her post. She is a devoted SAIDO Learning™ Supporter, spending time with residents and ensuring her team has the opportunity to do the same. She also regularly helps residents navigate insurance policies and other paperwork. She also regularly works with executive leadership of all service lines, serves as a mentor to peers and ensures professional development is an everyday part of the work life. In receiving the award, Vogelpohl was cited for her “quiet strength” in tackling her own workload while helping those around her.

“With an aging population in our state, dedicated aging services professionals are crucial to providing quality housing and health care services to those needing assistance,” said LeadingAge Ohio Professional Recognition Committee Chair Adrienne Walsh. “It is our honor to recognize Kelly Vogelphohl’s embodiment of the not-for-profit difference in her dedication to her organization, profession and those they serve.”

Eliza Jennings, a nationally recognized not-for-profit expert in aging services founded in 1888, offers SAIDO Learning, a breakthrough, non-pharmacological treatment shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. A trusted leader in person-centered care and memory support services, Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of aging services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services, and home and community based services. To learn more, visit elizajennings.org.

Founded in 1937, LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit organization that represents approximately 400 nonprofit long-term care facilities located in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services. Member organizations serve more than 50,000 elderly Ohioans daily and employ more than 20,000 persons statewide. Members are sponsored by religious, fraternal, labor, private and government organizations committed to providing quality services for their residents and for older persons in the community at large.

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About Eliza Jennings
Eliza Jennings, a not-for-profit organization providing excellent care and services to older adults on Cleveland’s West Side for more than 129 years, is a nationally recognized expert committed to helping people make the most of the aging experience. Eliza Jennings communities include the Eliza Jennings Health Campus in Cleveland; the Renaissance Retirement Campus in Olmsted Township, and Devon Oaks Assisted Living community in Westlake. Eliza Jennings offers a full spectrum of choices for aging adults, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, respite care, and adult day programs. Eliza Jennings offers a full range of home and community-based services including skilled home health care, a nurse practitioner house call program, and clinic services. Eliza Jennings is the first aging services organization to offer SAIDO Learning, a non-pharmacological cognitive therapy shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among older adults. For more information about Eliza Jennings or any of its programs and services, visit elizajennings.org or call 216.226.5000.

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