The Public/Private Partnership is a unique alliance of government, business, and voluntary service agencies. This year, the partnership put particular emphasis on awarding individuals for “intergenerational planning for successful aging,’” noting an increased need for these services in Westchester. Several other Westchester service agency leaders were also honored.
Among its organizational achievements this past year, Wartburg opened the Friedrichs Residence, a four story building of 61-unit affordable apartments for seniors. And, this October it will open a new multi-level Rehabilitation & Adult Day Services pavilion.
Gentner, who became President and CEO of Wartburg in January, 2011 has been the driving force behind its award winning Creative Aging & Life Long Learning Initiative – recognized for its innovative programs designed to enhance the lives of seniors through the arts.
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. Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by “U. S. News & World Report” as among the most elite nursing homes in New York State.