HAMILTON, N.J., Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LeadingAge New Jersey honored individuals, businesses, and programs for making a difference in the lives of New Jersey seniors during its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, at Forsgate Country Club, in Monroe, N.J.

Celebrating the difference direct-care professionals make in the lives of seniors, LeadingAge New Jersey bestowed Excellence in Care awards to 10 individuals during its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Forsgate Country Club. These senior care professionals have enhanced the lives of residents living in LeadingAge New Jersey member communities through exceptional care and service and personal commitment and contributions to resident life.

“Through innovation, leadership, and service, our honorees are opening doors and making lives better for the seniors they serve,” said Michele Kent, LeadingAge New Jersey President & CEO. “LeadingAge New Jersey is proud to celebrate these professionals who provide exceptional care and service to New Jersey’s seniors.”

The LeadingAge New Jersey 2016 Excellence in Care Award honorees are:

  • Tyrone Buggs, Preakness Health Care Center (Wayne, N.J.)
  • Joann Cheeseman, United Methodist Communities at The Shores (Ocean City, N.J.)
  • Lamar Davis, Preakness Health Care Center (Wayne, N.J.)
  • Linda Dumoff, Federation Apartments (Paterson, N.J.)
  • Elenita “Maria” Lazaro, Reformed Church Home (Old Bridge, N.J.)
  • Debbie Lux, Medford Leas (Medford, N.J.)
  • Louis Piquion, Daughters of Israel (West Orange, N.J.)
  • Anthony “Tony” Sangster, Preakness Health Care Center (Wayne, N.J.)
  • Marjorie Walker, CAN, Christian Health Care Center (Wyckoff, N.J.)
  • Amanda Wolfe, United Methodist Communities at Francis Asbury (Ocean Grove, N.J.)

About LeadingAge New Jersey
LeadingAge New Jersey is the statewide association of not-for-profit and mission-based senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education and fellowship. Together with our partner, LeadingAge, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

Contact: Michele J. Mount
609-452-1161