HHC Senior Services honors milestone employees

Lisa Connolly, NHA, MS, right, the vice president, Hartford HealthCare Community Network, chats with some of the Longevity Award winners at the celebration held at Southington Care Center.

Lisa Connolly, NHA, MS, right, the vice president, Hartford HealthCare Community Network, chats with some of the Longevity Award winners at the celebration held at Southington Care Center. (Photo by Rusty Kimball)

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services recently honored milestone employees from its seven communities including Southington Care Center, The Orchards at Southington and Mulberry Gardens of Southington. The staffers were congratulated at the Longevity Celebration held Oct. 13 at Southington Care Center Courtyard. Executive directors from each community presented the awards.

“Today we honor our milestone anniversary recipients who have worked between five and 35 years,” said Lisa Connolly, NHA, MS, vice president, Hartford HealthCare Community Network, in a press release. “This is a testament to the culture of our communities, the extraordinary commitment of the staff, and their passion for seniors we are so privileged to serve each and every day.”

Colleen Daddona, Cheryl Morek, and Irene Stankus led the locals, serving 25 years apiece at Southington Care Center. Krystyna Barniak, Sally Brennan, Margaret Gorski, Mary Klosek, and Gina Melendez celebrated 20 years of employment.

Sixteen employees were recognized for 15 years of service, including Carmen Castano, Wai Chung, Joseph Cordani, Astrid Edward, Linda Fournier, Dana Pardo, Jeanette Simonetta, Zofia Skalska, Elaine Stath, Maddalena Velez, Jolanta Wyluda, and Anna Zajda of Southington Care Center; Maria I. Bilotti and Kathleen Castolene from Mulberry Gardens; and Brenda Martin and April Pastor from The Orchards.

Fifteen employees celebrated a decade of service, including Marlis Clingan, Donna Malicki-Gornicz, Erica Onofreo, Esther Rankine, Anna Russo, Michelle Silva, and Zofia Kopacz of Southington Care Center; Lorraine Belas, Theresa Czak, James Gallagher, Barbara Mulcahy, Karen Mulcahy, and Debra Peterson of Mulberry Gardens; and Jacqueline Kavadas and Richard Zimmer from The Orchards.

Twenty employees celebrated five years, including Penny Baker, Elzbieta Brzostek-Parciak, Charlotte Ineza, Kelsey Lang, Rebecca Martinez, Emily Parizo, Agnieszka Parzych, Rachel Pinter, Ramonet Rosario, Jonathan Sadusky, Jelisa Sampson, Victoria Smith, Milagros Vazquez, and Shelby Verrone-Webb of Southington Care Center; Barbara Cahill, Marissa Cranney, Ruth Landry, and Katherine Marovich of Mulberry Gardens; and Cassandra Bouchard and Jose Portorreal from The Orchards.

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is a not for profit Hartford HealthCare Partner. For more information, visit www.hhcseniorservices.org.

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