2015 Legacy Award Presented to Wartburg by the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated


Mount Vernon, NY, December 23, 2015 –   On December 12, 2015 members of the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presented Wartburg with their prestigious 2015 Legacy Award at the Waltemade Skilled Nursing Facility located on Wartburg’s 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon, NY.  As part of the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links 65th anniversary celebration, Wartburg was one of several organizations that were honored for being a community partner that has supported and assisted The Links in providing information, resources and opportunities to Westchester County’s underserved populations.

“Wartburg values the partnership we have established with the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated over the years and treasures the commitment we both share to serve and enhance the lives of seniors throughout our neighboring communities in Westchester County,” noted David J. Gentner, Wartburg President & CEO.  “Together, dedicated to sharing the same values and beliefs in caring for those in need, our organizations will continue to make an impact by advocating for those seniors and their families who sometimes are not able to speak for themselves.”

Dedicated to providing services through friendship, the Westchester County Chapter of The Links has a tradition of spreading holiday cheer by annually bringing warm greetings, heartfelt conversations and comforting gifts to the residents of Wartburg’s Waltemade Skilled Nursing Facility.  “There are no words that can describe the smiles displayed on our residents’ faces during these meetings,” exclaimed Ann Frey, Wartburg Director of Volunteers.


Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx and now the NY Metro Area.  Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as among the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State for five consecutive years, in 2015.  Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the Friedrichs Residence, with 61 independent living apartments, and a Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center, both opened in 2013.  In 2016 Wartburg will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary of caring for the community.

Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946.  It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

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