Congratulations are in order for Kaylin Peterson, Director of Philanthropy at Jefferson’s Ferry, a not for profit Life Plan community. Peterson recently completed her coursework and graduated from the 2019-2020 LeadingAge New York IGNITE Leadership Academy.   This rigorous, invitation-only eight month leadership program is designed to foster professional growth and cultivate relationships among the current and next generation leaders within New York’s non-profit providers of care, housing, and other services for seniors.  In order to be considered for the program, Jefferson’s Ferry submitted an in-depth nomination on behalf of Peterson.

Jefferson’s Ferry residents, management and staff tuned in to a Zoom graduation ceremony honoring Peterson and her fellow students. Her accomplishment was further acknowledged as Jefferson’s Ferry President and CEO Bob Caulfield presented Peterson with a gift on behalf of the Jefferson’s Ferry community.

“Not only is Kaylin Peterson a young professional of great promise and a valued member of our management team, she is well-loved throughout the community for her many contributions,” said Bob Caulfield.  “We couldn’t be more proud of Kaylin’s significant achievement, as well as what she has gained by forming working relationships with other professionals in the field. ”

As the Director of Philanthropy at Jefferson’s Ferry, Ms. Peterson’s chief responsibility is the fundraising activities of the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation. The Foundation nurtures a philanthropic environment which has enriched the lives of the residents in numerous ways, including the Jefferson’s Ferry Resident Assistance Fund.  The Resident Assistance Fund plays a critical role at Jefferson’s Ferry by covering the monthly fees of residents who have outlived their assets or experience an unanticipated financial need through no fault of their own, giving them the peace of mind that is the Jefferson’s Ferry promise.

About IGNITE Leadership Academy

For more than a decade, the IGNITE Leadership Academy has been enhancing the skills and capacities of Fellows by allowing them to discover their natural leadership abilities and styles. Over the course of the program, participants gather to examine leadership theory, take part in reflective exercises and examine issues facing providers today. Along the way they are also exposed to unique member communities and seasoned leaders who share their personal wisdom.

About Jefferson’s Ferry

Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit Life Plan community for active adults age 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 currently under construction.  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 Toward Renewal will add 60 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments, expand the Healthy Living Center, Fitness Center, and its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Therapy Center. Expanded dining options are also planned.   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 earned the industrywide Community Choice Award for resident satisfaction and engagement and Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2019 Customer Experience Award. FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB bond rating.  Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community 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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