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Jefferson’s Ferry Names Gloria B. Snyder to Chair Board of Directors

Jefferson’s Ferry Names Gloria B. Snyder to Chair Board of Directors

February 7, 2023

S. Setauket, NY…February 7, 2023…

Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-for-profit Life Plan Retirement Community, has elected Gloria B. Snyder to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors.   Ms. Snyder, an eight year veteran of the board, succeeds longtime trustee and Board Chair Vivian Viloria-Fisher. Jefferson’s Ferry President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Caulfield made the announcement.

“The Jefferson’s Ferry community has always been fortunate to have committed and talented board members, and Gloria has long played an important role on the board,” said Caulfield.  “Her solid financial background, deep understanding of our community and commitment to excellence makes her a valued member of our board and our community.”

Ms. Snyder is Vice President of Snyder Capital Management, Inc., a full service financial consulting firm in Medford. She received a master’s degree from Stony Brook University and is a former president and active member of its Alumni Association.  She also serves as chairperson of the Advancement Council of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, is member of the Advisory Board of the Staller Center and past president of Hillel Foundation.   She lives in Belle Terre.

In addition to electing Ms. Snyder as chair, three new trustees—Kenneth Roberts, Lawrence Eric Davidow and Wendy Darwell have joined the board.  Mr. Roberts recently retired from Mather Hospital where he served as President for the past 36 years.  Mr. Davidow is Senior and Managing Partner of Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern concentrating in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Special Needs.  Ms. Darwell serves as the president and CEO of the Suburban Hospital Alliance of NYS, which represents the interests of public and not-for-profit hospitals in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.

About Jefferson’s Ferry

Jefferson’s Ferry is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community for active adults aged 62 and above, with Independent Living cottages and apartments, assisted living apartments, and a quality health care center all on one site.  A multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project, “The Journey Toward Renewal,” is part of a larger strategic initiative launched in 2018 to create a life-enriching environment for all new and current residents at every stage of their life. Journey to Renewal has added 60 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments, offers six distinct dining venues, an expanded Healthy Living Center, Fitness Center, and its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Therapy Center. A new Memory Care building will provide a high quality of life and care for people diagnosed and living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Common areas in Assisted Living and the Health Care Center will be renovated.

Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens, and gazebos.  A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities, and a community of residents who help shape Jefferson’s Ferry’s future ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle.

The Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson’s Ferry enjoys a 5-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and was named a “Best Of” nursing home by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson’s Ferry has repeatedly earned the industrywide Community Choice Award for resident satisfaction and engagement and has been recognized with the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s Customer Experience Award for five years running. FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB bond rating.  Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community, Best Nursing Home and Best Assisted Living on Long Island by The Long Island Press and has been recognized for Excellence by the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s Business Achievement Awards program.

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