MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.—Nov. 4, 2020—NorthMarq donates $5,000 to Wartburg to support wellness programs in Friedrich’s affordable senior independent living facility. This grant was nominated by Robert Ranieri, managing director at NorthMarq’ s Westchester office. Mr. Ranieri is also Wartburg’s Board Chairman.
In 2018, NorthMarq created a Community fund to support organizations that focus on improving access to affordable housing or eradicating homelessness in the markets it serves for commercial real estate financing. This initiative is in alignment with NorthMarq owner, the Pohlad Companies’ expanded emphasis into these two focus areas.
Friedrich’s opened on Wartburg’s 34-acre campus in 2013, offering beautiful studio and one-bedroom handicap-accessible apartments for the 62+ community of active seniors. Residents have access to amenities such as a sunlit multipurpose community room, a state-of-the-art fitness room, a library, laundry on each floor and free assigned parking. The first ever Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certified building in Mount Vernon, Friedrichs boasts bamboo floors and individually thermostatic heating and air-conditioned units.
“We are honored to receive this donation from NorthMarq. It will help us to continue our work on wellness and issues of loneliness and isolation,” says Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg’s President and CEO. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we interact with the people we most care about, particularly if you are in the 65-plus age group. While social distancing and self-quarantine limits the exposure to infection, it also limits social interactions and increases loneliness and feelings of isolation. The result can be a real health concern. Even before the pandemic many adults over 65 were socially isolated,” according to Gentner.
“I am proud that NorthMarq recognizes the importance of supporting non-profits that help support affordable housing and I am personally pleased that Wartburg was a well-deserved recipient of these funds that will help the residents of Friedrichs,” said Robert Ranieri, Wartburg Board Member and facilitator of the grant.
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the ninth consecutive year in 2019.
Left to right: Robert Ranieri, Managing Director NorthMarq & Wartburg Board Chair; David J. Gentner, Ed.D., Wartburg President & CEO.
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