South Setauket, NY, July 24, 2019
Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-for-profit Life Plan Community, is justly proud of the contributions of John Sini, a 12-year member of its Board of Trustees. LeadingAge New York, the professional association for the senior adult care industry, recently validated John’s commitment to Jefferson’s Ferry and the needs of older adults, recognizing him as Trustee of the Year.
“John Sini brings a wide view, a sharp focus and an unwavering commitment to the Jefferson’s Ferry Board of Trustees,” said Robert E. Caulfield, President and CEO of Jefferson’s Ferry. “Over the course of more than 12 years, John has proactively and methodically made it a priority to understand the workings and challenges of a Life Plan community balanced with the concerns and insights of the residents and staff in mind.”
A longtime resident of Setauket who’s been extremely active in his community, Sini joined the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the Mather Health Systems Inc., where he has served on the board for more than 36 years. Mather Health System Inc. is the corporate sponsor of Jefferson’s Ferry.
A CPA with a solid background in not for profit accounting, Sini is a board leader in financial matters.
He heads Jefferson’s Ferry’s audit and finance committee, which oversees the annual audit, budget, and asset investment and serves on the Jefferson’s Ferry’s compensation committee. John plays a vital role in ensuring that Jefferson’s Ferry maintains policies that attract and retain highly qualified individuals while meeting New York State and IRS codes for tax exempt organizations.
As Jefferson’s Ferry is one of only three Life Plan communities on Long Island, many in the general public are unfamiliar with the Life Plan concept. “John serves as a drummer with clients, outside organizations, and acquaintances to let people know what Jefferson’s Ferry is about and how excellent it is,” added Caulfield. “His dedication as a Trustee runs deep, as demonstrated by his perfect attendance record. Over his 12 years of service, John has never missed a board meeting.”
Most importantly, John really cares about the whole of Jefferson’s Ferry, with residents and staff at the top of the pyramid. “It’s important to listen, address personal concerns, manage expectations and implement changes for the continued benefit of the entire community,” Sini said.
In addition to his work on the Jefferson’s Ferry, Mather Health Systems and Mather Hospital boards, John Sini has served on the boards of his local church, soccer league, and other organizations. “As the treasurer of a small organization, you do everything,” he explains, “but when you’re at the level of Jefferson’s Ferry or Mather, you’re overseeing management, approving the budget, projecting future financial needs and other major initiatives that will affect the long term organizational health and stability while working with management.”
About Jefferson’s Ferry
Jefferson’s Ferry is a not-for-profit 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.