Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years.
Longevity award recipients were congratulated by the executive director of the community where they work. The longest-serving CCSHS employees were Maryanne Campanello and Deanna Pomrenke, 30 years, who are employed at Jefferson House in Newington.
The Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards acknowledge outstanding employees of CCSHS and Jerome Home who are exemplary in their work. Winners were selected based on numerous characteristics including strong work ethic; firm belief in the mission of the organization and serving seniors; leadership qualities; awareness of the importance of resident-centered care; and sincerity and authenticity in their interactions.
Carol Barno, CCSHS vice president of finance, presented the leadership awards to: Robin Cattanio, Jefferson House; Jeanne Junget, Mulberry Gardens of Southington; Debra Labbe, Cedar Mountain Commons; Ann Marie Massey, Jerome Home; Steve McCarty, Southington Care Center; Jeff Pocock, Arbor Rose; and Nancy Albino, The Orchards at Southington.
“We are delighted to honor these employees who continue to provide the best quality of care to our residents each and every day. We are truly thankful for all they do,” said Trish Walden, CCSHS executive vice president, in a press release..