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Jefferson’s Ferry’s Joanne Lehmann Named Health and Wellness Manager



S. Setauket, NY…March 29, 2018…  Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community’s wellness nurse Joanne Lehmann, LPN, has been promoted to Health and Wellness Program Manager, a new position at Jefferson’s Ferry.  Her promotion is reflective of her outstanding work coupled with the Life Plan community’s strong commitment to the health services and programs that support optimal wellness for its residents.  Jefferson’s Ferry President and CEO Robert E. Caulfield made the announcement.

“Part of Jefferson’s Ferry’s mission is to provide its residents with an exceptionally high quality of care and services,” said Bob Caulfield.  “The extraordinary level of care that Joanne consistently delivers and her devotion to furthering the health and wellbeing of our residents has helped us to expand our    programs.  Joanne’s new role expands her oversight of existing programs and charges her with the implementation of new programs and services.”

Joanne Lehmann’s nursing experience with a resident population spans more than 25 years. Before joining Jefferson’s Ferry in 2014, she was a wellness nurse at Sunrise Assisted Living but her work with the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point and the Cenacle Sisters in Ronkonkoma was where she found her calling. “They were my grandmothers who didn’t have grandchildren.  It was a wonderful job and gave me special insight into my nursing practice that I continue to use at Jefferson’s Ferry.”  

“As a wellness nurse, I provide many aspects of wellness, assisting residents during physician visits and providing consulting services regarding residents’ health. My role is not a treatment nurse as much as a professional who helps in day to day life getting residents the help, resources and the services they need.”

In her new position, Joanne will be creating programs for Jefferson’s Ferry’s Independent Living residents to help them maintain a level of wellness in their lives so that they can enjoy their independence and live life to the fullest for as long as they can. 

About Jefferson’s Ferry (
Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit Life Plan community for active adults age 62 and above, with cottages, apartments, assisted living, and a quality health care center all on one site.  Located in South Setauket, a vibrant community along Long Island’s north shore, Jefferson’s Ferry is surrounded by various attractions, shopping, beaches, theaters, and a world-renowned university.  Jefferson’s Ferry offers exceptional living and amenities, including restaurants, fitness center, indoor pool, computer center, library, recreational areas, gardens, and gazebos.  A mix of cultural excursions, civic activities, and a community of residents who participate in shaping Jefferson’s Ferry’s future, ensures a spirited and engaged lifestyle. 

Jefferson’s Ferry earned 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. Additionally, FitchRatings has assigned Jefferson’s Ferry a BBB+ bond rating.  Locally, Jefferson’s Ferry has consistently been voted Best Retirement Community and Best Assisted Living on Long Island by The Long Island Press.  Jefferson’s Ferry has also regularly been recognized for Excellence by the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s Business Achievement Awards program.  


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