Wartburg Honors over 820 Years of Service at Their Annual Years of Service Luncheon


(L to R) Chuck Fox, Senior Director of Food Services for Morrison Senior Living, Frank Sciarpelletti, Wartburg Head Cook and David J. Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO, pose with honorary apron presented to Mr. Sciarpelletti for 40 years of dedicated service to Wartburg.MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – April 6, 2016 –Wartburg, a leading provider of senior care services in Westchester County, honored 71 employees for their service and dedication at the annual Years of Service Luncheon held recently on their beautiful 34-acre campus.

“We celebrated 71 employees who together represented 820 years of service. What a great testimony to our employees and the value that Wartburg brings as an employer of choice in Westchester County and the Mount Vernon community,” said Dorothea Bell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Wartburg.

Awards are given every year to employees for service in increments of five years. One employee received recognition for 40 years of dedicated care to our residents and registrants and the same for 25 years of service.  Sixteen employees received a gift for 20 years of employment at Wartburg, 12 employees for 15 years and 10 caregivers for 10 years.  Wartburg was also honored to recognize 31 employees for five years of care.

Mr. Frank Sciarpelletti, Head Cook in Wartburg’s Dietary Department, celebrated his 40-year anniversary at Wartburg at our Years of Service luncheon.  In the past four decades, he has prepared over 6 million meals for residents, registrants, Fall Festival attendees and Wartburg’s participation in the Meals on Wheels program!

“For 40 years Wartburg has been very good to me, I wouldn’t change a thing,” said Mr. Sciarpelletti.

Wartburg also presented the Edgar J. Myers Leadership Award, named for the longtime beloved President of the Wartburg Foundation and former board member, to Juliet Malcolm, Meadowview Assisted Living’s Wellness Supervisor. Ms. Malcolm, part of the Wartburg family since 2011, was chosen by her peers to receive this prestigious award for her dedication to patients and embodying Wartburg’s mission to nurture body, mind and spirit to those entrusted to our care.

“Wartburg is a service organization, known for generations of caring and dedication to vulnerable populations,” said David J. Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg. “We’re only as good as our people, and our people are what make Wartburg so special. We’re happy to invest in our employees, and are always grateful when they honor us back with their longtime service.”

About Wartburg

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior care services for all stages of life.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, they provide a wide range of services to both residents living on 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 in Westchester. They also provide caregiver support every at every stage, with an array of options to find the level of care considers the whole family.

Most recently, Wartburg received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State”, by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.


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