Awards Presented by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Every year, the Foundation's Ombudsman Program presents various awards to its dedicated volunteers at its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. On June 17, 2008, Linda Hoffman, President, presented the Foundation's Ombudsman Program's "Circle of Giving Award" to WNBC Reporter, Monica Morales. The "Circle of Giving Award" was given to Ms. Morales in appreciation and recognition of the great satisfaction and personal fulfillment she gained in return for her:
- staunch support of the program by graciously volunteering her time to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at its last four Annual Ombudsman Volunteer Recognition Luncheons
- bringing an awareness to WNBC's viewers of the program's work to protect the rights of New York City's nursing and adult home residents and the concept of introducing laughter programs into their daily lives.
Also at that June 17, 2008 luncheon, Debbie Warburton, Director of the Foundation's Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program, presented citation awards from New York City Council Member David Weprin in recognition of those volunteers who have served as Ombudsmen and protected the rights of the City's nursing and adult home residents for more than 15 years. In essence, the citations proclaim that:
- a great city is only as great as those persons who give exemplary service to their communities, especially by being volunteers.
- these volunteers are outstanding citizens and worthy of the esteem of the great City of New York.
Those honored were: Alberto Barratt, Marian Benedikt, Harry Bohrer, Gloriet Cohen, Trudy Cutler, Josephine Feagley, Abigail LaBorde and Dorothy Pilch. (Paul Stone and Joseph Therry not present.)
Awards Received by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Over the years, the Foundation's social service programs for the elderly have been the recipients of numerous awards and proclamations for their sensitivity to the needs of the elderly, and its senior citizen buildings for their aesthetic attractiveness.
Additional awards include:
Council of Senior Centers & Services of NYC|
For Gallant Efforts in the Face of Tragedy On and Following September 11, 2001
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development|
2000 Secretary's Commendation
In recognition as one of HUD's High Performing Multifamily Properties
Ridge Street Gardens
||The Municipal Art Society of New York|
1997 Certificate of
The Society "applauds the Foundation's ability to create upbeat
and positive housing set against tasteful and gracious surroundings for
our neediest elderly."
New York City Department of Employment|
1997 Award of Excellence
Awarded for Outstanding Service in JTPA Title II Training Program
National Council on Seniors Housing|
1996 Honorable Mention
Excellence in Seniors Housing - Affordable Senior Housing
1996 Silver Award
Film & Video Awards
In Your Hands
Mature Media National AwardsBronze Award|
1996 Bronze Award
Honoring the Best In Advertising, Marketing & Educational
In Your Hands
Governor's Voluntary Service Award|
1991, In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions To "The Family of New York"
- National Council of the Multifamily Housing Industry and Registered Apartment Managers Program, Pillars of the Industry, Clinton Gardens - Best Seniors' Mid-High Rise Apartments, 1995
- National Association of Home Builders - Pillars of Industry Award, 1995
- Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York - "Emma" Award, 1993
- East Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Civic Service Award, 1990
- Our Town, OTTY Award for Making New York City a Better Place to Live and Work, 1985
- The Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award Certificate, 1984
- Presidential Recognition Award for Community Service, 1983
The Foundation's social services and building programs have also been positively recognized by the media on television and radio as well as articles in The New York Times, Architectural Record, Multi-Housing News and in a book entitled Civil Architecture, The New Public Infrastructure, McGraw Hill, 1995.