Summer Nichols

Congratulations to Summer Nichols, for being our Westfield Employee of the Month! Summer is a Certified Nursing Assistant who really loves taking care of our residents, thank you for doing your part to make our facility Legendary!

Lee Ann Femenella

Congratulations to our friend and receptionist, Lee Ann Femenella, here at Taconic at Beacon on being our September Employee of the Month! Thank you for all you do to help make our facility Legendary

Travis Lind

Congratulations to Travis Lind of our Dietary department here at Aurora Park on being one of our October Employees of the Month! Thank you for helping make our facility Legendary!

Justin Plunkett

Congratulations to our friend Justin Plunkett for being one of our October Employees of the Month here at Aurora Park! Thank you for all you do to help our facility as a CNA, you are a Living Legend!

Kim Cleny

Congratulations to our friend Kim Cleny here at Susquehanna on being our Employee of the Month!

Here’s some fun facts about Kim:
πŸ’š Starting Position: Nursing Office Coordinator/Scheduling
πŸ’š Current Position: MDS Coordinator
πŸ’š Years at Susquehanna: 18
πŸ’š Best memory working at Susquehanna: Halloween years again. Every department had a theme. We had a parade for the Residents, and everyone dressed up.
πŸ’š What is an important characteristic of a Living Legend? Reliability
πŸ’š What is something people don’t know about you? Love my Heavy Metal Music
πŸ’š What is your hobby or something you enjoy doing outside of work? Yoga/Riding Quads
πŸ’š Favorite quote: Better to be safe than sorry!

Thanks for helping make our facility Legendary!

Allison Goldstein

Congratulations to our friend Allison Goldstein here at Brookhaven for being our Employee of the Month for October! She is a valuable member of our housekeeping and CNA teams, thank you for helping make our facility Legendary!

Sylvia McManamon, LPN

Congratulations to our friend Sylvia McManamon, LPN, here at Susquehanna for being our Employee of the Month! Always willing to help working on the Memory Care floor, with skill and expertise, she is an all-around great nurse. Thank you for helping make our facility Legendary!

Gahr Named Assistant Administrator at Absolut Care of Aurora Park

Contact: Dawn Harsch, Director of Corporate Communications, (716) 479-3865

EAST AURORA, NY – Kate Gahr has been appointed as the assistant administrator at Absolut Care of Aurora Park, one of six nursing and assisted living facilities in the Absolut Care portfolio. Absolut Care is part of an enterprise that is jointly branded as Living Legends and includes sister portfolios, the McGuire Group, Taconic Health Care and VestraCare. Together they provide care to more than 2,800 individuals across New York state.

In this role, Gahr is responsible for assisting with the planning, development and operational oversight of the 177-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in accordance with all state, federal and local regulations.

Prior to her appointment, Gahr held roles at Elderwood as an occupational therapist, director of therapy and assistant administrator.

Gahr holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University at Buffalo. She resides in Alden with her husband and children.

Absolut Care of Aurora Park provides skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, memory care, hospice services, in-house dialysis and respite/short-term care. To learn more visit:


Alexandra Villafrank

How was your summer? The residents here at Chautauqua have had a blast!

A HUGE shout out to our own Alexandra Villafrank, who took no haste upon her return as the Director of Activities, leaping right into providing our residents with outstanding, memorable moments!

Residents and staff alike have appreciated all the great times Alex has brought to the Facility, kicking off summer with a delicious picnic for all during the hot days of summer, making ice cream in a bag, and drinking lemonade on the porch, β€œGreat Times and Tan Lines” party where drinks were served from the new bar, don’t get us started on the weekly socials with decadent food and great trivia fun and lest not forget the many National Days celebrated, an endless list of splendid good times!

Alex, you’ve brought much light and love to all at Chautauqua, and we couldn’t be more honored to have you a part of our Living Legends family! πŸ’šπŸ˜ŽπŸ†

Chris Maloney

Congratulations to our friend and Director of Rehab here at Chautauqua, Chris Maloney, on passing her exam to become Wound Care Certified! Great work becoming even more Legendary πŸ’šπŸ˜ŽπŸ†

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