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Syracuse Home receives Eldercare Appreciation award

Mark Murphy, CEO/Administrator of Syracuse Home Association, accepts the 2011 Eldercare Corporate Champion Award from Eldercare Foundation President Sandra Martin, right, and award presenter Roslyn Bilford, former Commissioner of the Onondaga County Office on Aging.

Mark Murphy, CEO/Administrator of Syracuse Home Association, accepts the 2011 Eldercare Corporate Champion Award from Eldercare Foundation President Sandra Martin, right, and award presenter Roslyn Bilford, former Commissioner of the Onondaga County Office on Aging.

— The Syracuse Home Association was recently presented with the Eldercare Corporate Champion Award at the Eldercare Foundation’s “Gift of Age” Cabaret. The award is presented annually to an organization or corporation whose product or service has made an outstanding contribution to older Americans here in Central New York or nationally.

Syracuse Home Association is a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of healthcare programs and services for older adults including: independent retirement and assisted living; memory and respite care; a state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation program; and a 120-bed skilled nursing care facility. Founded in 1851, Syracuse Home offers all of its programs and services at a beautiful 140-acre campus located at 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville.

The evening’s other honorees were James H. Abbott, who received the Eldercare Accomplished Professional Award, and W. Carroll “Nick” Coyne, who received the Eldercare Lifetime Achievement Award.

“We hold this event with the hope of raising our community’s compassion for aging individuals and their families,” said Sandra H. Martin, President of the Eldercare Foundation. “By recognizing the exemplary contributions of our honorees, we raise awareness of the importance of caring about, and caring for, our community elders.”

Attendees enjoyed a cabaret featuring celebrated jazz and blues singer, Antoinette Montague, along with singer, songwriter and Central New York’s Sammy Hall of Famer, Todd Hobin. Hobin also served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. The event’s major sponsors were the Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York; David G. Murray, MD; The Sutton Companies; Boundary Breaks Vineyards; and Harris Beach, PLLC. The event raised over $73,000 and the proceeds will be used to further the organization’s mission of enabling aging, ill and frail individuals to remain at home with dignity and independence.

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