S. Setauket, NY…May 11, 2020… The residents at Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community fully embrace the lifestyle that continues to give back to their quality of life.   They demonstrated that belief in their community recently, rallying to raise funds to provide meals to the hardworking Jefferson’s Ferry staff as a way of thanking them for the exceptional services that they provide to residents. Twelve year resident Margaret (Marge) Pols chaired a fundraiser that over four days raised more than enough money to provide two full meals to every active staff member at the life plan community, with the additional monies allocated to fund Jefferson’s Ferry’s staff education and assistance program and holiday bonus fund. 

“This latest outpouring of generosity is one of many gestures of appreciation that demonstrates the bond that our residents have with our staff,” said Jefferson’s Ferry President and CEO Bob Caulfield.  “The commitment to community that we all share makes Jefferson’s Ferry a very special place to live.”

Close to 120 residents contributed to the fund, with donations ranging from $5.00 to $500.00.  Each staff member received two vouchers good for any meal from the community’s café, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“Jefferson’s Ferry is our home, and as neighbors in this community we wanted to demonstrate our thanks to an incredible staff,” said Marge Pols.  “They always go the extra mile, and then some, to keep us well supplied with life’s necessities.”

About Jefferson’s Ferry (www.jeffersonsferry.org) Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit Life Plan community for active adults age 62 and above, with Independent living 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. 

The Vincent Bove Health Center at 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.  Jefferson’s Ferry as a whole received 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.  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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