Mass ALA Awards Dinner: Northbridge Celebrates Community Leaders

Northbridge celebrated our amazing community leaders at the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) Awards Dinner on August 1, 2023.



Northbridge celebrated our amazing community leaders at the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) Awards Dinner on August 1, 2023.

With over 20 nominees company-wide in all award categories and from all departments, we are happy to announce that Northbridge won 4 of the 9 awards of the night.

Congratulations to all of our nominees and a special congratulations to our 4 winners:

Resident Spirit Award: Joe Samartano, Laurelwood at The Pinehills
Joe embodies the Northbridge motto of “Live Well, Love Life”. His welcoming presence to new residents and his support of current residents bring so much life to Laurelwood, that and his contagious laughter heard throughout the community.

Maintenance Award: Frank Gorman, Stone Hill at Andover
Everyone in our industry has titles and specific tasks we must accomplish each day. Our common and most important job, however, is to care for the seniors entrusted to us. In this role Frank Gorman, Maintenance Director at Stone Hill Andover is top-rated. He may be a recent addition to our community, but he is what we always needed, and we feel so lucky he is part of our team.

Employee Leadership Award: Jennifer Gelinas, Autumn Glen at Dartmouth
Jennifer has been such a blessing to all parts of life at Autumn Glen and has made more positive changes to our community in one year than we can count. Every day she comes in with a smile, a positive attitude, and a hundred great ideas.

Program Innovation Award: George A. Silvia III, Stonebridge at Burlington
Hometown History is an innovative program developed by George Silvia, a history loving, resident engagement extraordinaire with a passion for creating unique and successful programs. George has a knack for developing creative programs based on history and education that allow residents to learn and grow, all while having fun and building connections with each other and their community.

Congratulations to all of our nominees:

  • Activities Services: Ginnie Desmond, Elke Duncan, Kelly Gould, Michael Pitreau, Alison Stockman, Barbara Thistle
  • Care/Wellness: Judith Beaucejour, Jacqueline Duhamel, Diana Halvorsen, Anita Ndikumana, Carmen Trinidad, Kelly Walsh
  • Dining Services: Mary Alves, Tracy Martin
  • Employee Leadership: Shauna Carroll, Tara Felicetti, Jennifer Gelinas, John Merry
  • Executive Director: Kristen Tucker
  • Facilities and Management Services: William Camacho, Diana Duverger, Frank Gorman, Florcie Mathe
  • Program and Innovation: George Silvia
  • Resident Spirit: Gail and Bob Mahoney, Andrew Mitrano, Jessi Rao, Joe Samartano
  • Volunteer: Cindy Wong

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If you are considering a career in senior living, we hope you’ll consider one of our communities. Our team of associates makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, every day. Because of that, we treat our team like family and we’re happy to offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Direct Deposit
  • Vacation & Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays & Sick Time
  • Your Birthday Off
  • Health Insurance to Qualified Associates
  • 401k Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Education
  • Associate Appreciation

View our careers website today to view open positions, what a day working at Northbridge is like, and why our associates love to work here.

As a New England senior living company, we pride ourselves in being the local choice for families in need of assisted living or memory care. We look to our teams of associates to truly make our communities home for our residents. Whether that’s a helping hand or a moment to listen to a story, our associates are dedicated and compassionate. With 19 communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we hope you’ll find your home here too. If you already love what you do, and want to love where you work, apply now! We look forward to meeting you.

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