New Rochelle, NY, January 23, 2013 – The Wartburg has appointed Patrice Griffiths, a veteran manager at Wartburg’s Meadowview program, as the manager at the new Friedrichs Residence, a model independent living complex which is the front piece in a major facilities expansion program on The Wartburg’s Mount Vernon campus.
The $11 million 61-apartment residence, available for seniors earning less than $52,000 annually, and under construction for over a year, opens in March 2013. Its completion will complement a new $31 million short-term rehabilitation center and adult day care center, also under construction at The Wartburg’s Mount Vernon campus.
“Patrice Griffiths brings Meadowview’s customer service and hospitality to this new independent living program,” said David Gentner, president and CEO of The Wartburg. “This appointment is the first in our administrative planning to make the Friedrichs an exemplary affordable housing residence for seniors in the tristate region.”
Ms. Griffiths was also appointed the independent living manager of the Lohman Village independent residence, also on The Wartburg’ 34-acre campus. She has, for the past 10 years, worn several administrative hats at The Wartburg’s Meadowview program, which has 88 independent living units. Juliet Malcolm, Ms. Griffith’s assistant, has accepted the position of wellness coordinator.
Recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State,” The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. The Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging.