Waveny Honors Contributors at Donor Recognition Event
Posted on October 31, 2013
With more than 200 people in attendance, Waveny LifeCare Network recently thanked its many contributors at a donor reception on Thursday, October 24. Both Judy Bentley and the WorkPlace were honored for their loyal support, involvement and commitment to Waveny and its mission.
“In recognition of her consistent generosity and extensive participation as a leader in our community, it is our great privilege to honor our dear friend Judy Bentley,” said Jay Twombly, Waveny’s Board Chair. “Her past and current leadership is an inspiration to me, as well as to each of Waveny’s past chairmen, and all who have served alongside her. She is a true hero and champion of Waveny.”
Bentley served on Waveny’s board for six years and was Board Chair in 2005 and 2006. She also served on the Finance Committee for a number of years, the Development Committee for over 10 years, and the ‘Swinging for Seniors’ golf co-chair for nine years. She was also president of New Canaan Inn’s Board and was instrumental in their merger with Waveny in 2002. Bentley is an inaugural member of Waveny’s advisory council and has assisted in every major event at the facility assuming various roles.
"From her years of service on the development committee, finance committee and years as the golf co-chair for ‘Swinging for Seniors,’ to her dedicated service as a top annual appeal solicitor every year, she is a role-model in philanthropy and to the community as a whole,” said Twombly. She and her husband Dave have lived in New Canaan since 1980. They have two loving children, four grandchildren and twin grandchildren on the way. Since arriving in Fairfield County, she has served on more than 20 different boards and commissions with that number continuing to grow. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize Judy’s selfless dedication and commitment to Waveny and the New Canaan Community. She is a true treasure and a deserving honoree.”
Joe Carbone, President and Chief Executive Officer of The WorkPlace since 1996, accepted Waveny’s award to The WorkPlace on behalf of his organization. During Carbone’s tenure, The WorkPlace has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in creating innovative workforce programs and its entrepreneurial approach to workforce development has expanded the agency’s capacity to assist a wide variety of clients in underserved populations. “From job training to ongoing education, The WorkPlace is the yardstick by which all workforce development efforts across the country will be measured,” said Twombly.
Waveny has been the recipient of funds from The WorkPlace’s Incumbent Worker Job Training Program for the past six years totaling well over $100,000. “This funding has enabled us to continue to enhance the person-centered care knowledge of employees and the experience of our residents and their families by offering employees development, educational and enrichment opportunities in their respective fields. This initiative is a strategic effort to prepare our employees for new and challenging opportunities,” said Twombly.
Waveny Life Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including skilled Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation five days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.