MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wartburg, a leading provider of senior care services in Westchester County, honored 71 employees for their service and dedication at the annual Years of Service Luncheon held recently on their 34-acre campus.
“We celebrated 71 employees who together represented 820 years of service. What a great testimony to our employees and the value that Wartburg brings as an employer of choice in Westchester County and the Mount Vernon community,” said Dorothea Bell, executive vice president of Human Resources at Wartburg.
Awards are given every year to employees for service in increments of five years. One employee received recognition for 40 years of dedicated care to our residents and registrants and the same for 25 years of service. Sixteen employees received a gift for 20 years of employment at Wartburg, 12 employees for 15 years and 10 caregivers for 10 years. Wartburg also recognized 31 employees for five years of care.
Frank Sciarpelletti, head cook in Wartburg’s dietary department, celebrated his 40 year anniversary at Wartburg. In the past four decades, Sciarpelletti has prepared more than six million meals for residents, registrants, Fall Festival attendees and Wartburg’s participation in the Meals on Wheels program.
“For 40 years Wartburg has been very good to me, I wouldn’t change a thing,” said Sciarpelletti.
Wartburg also presented the Edgar J. Myers Leadership Award, named for the longtime president of the Wartburg Foundation and former board member, to Juliet Malcolm, Meadowview Assisted Living’s wellness supervisor.
Malcolm, part of the Wartburg family since 2011, was chosen by her peers to receive the award for her dedication to patients and embodying Wartburg’s mission to nurture body, mind and spirit to those entrusted to our care.
“Wartburg is a service organization, known for generations of caring and dedication to vulnerable populations,” said David J. Gentner, president and chief executive officer of Wartburg. “We’re only as good as our people, and our people are what make Wartburg so special. We’re happy to invest in our employees, and are always grateful when they honor us back with their longtime service.”