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On Monday, June 17th, 2019, JGS Lifecare, a leading health care system serving seniors and their families, hosted its 39th Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, raising over $97,000 for the care of our community’s elders.

“This popular annual community fundraising event has been renamed to reflect that it is more than simply a golf tournament, with participants competing in tennis, bridge, canasta and mahjong outnumbering our golfers,” said Susan Halpern, vice president of development and communication, at JGS Lifecare. “Our intent is to create a fun day of tournament play across multiple activities, to attract a wide range of people interested in a day of camaraderie and competition to help raise funds to support our mission of caring.  The event is also our way of continuing to honoring the memory of Michael J. Frankel, former chairman of the JGS Lifecare Board of Directors, and the families of Raymond and Herman Kinsler, longtime leaders and supporters, for their exemplary commitment to those served by JGS Lifecare.”

“Great effort is put into creating a celebratory atmosphere, including a lively cocktail reception featuring the live music of The Blood Brothers Band, a band that Michael Frankel helped form and was their drummer.  After the awards dinner the band plays outdoors into the evening, providing attendees with a full day of fun and entertainment,” said Halpern.

The tournament was made possible through the generous presenting sponsorship of the following companies and/or supporters: Harry Grodsky and Co., Inc.; ProCare LTC Pharmacy; Steve and Georgianne Roberts; SEI Investments Company; TD Bank; Berkshire Bank; Century Investment; Epstein Financial Services; Albert & Judith Goldberg Family Foundation; Kaste Industrial Machine Sales, Inc.; Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.; and NEFCO.

2019 Frankel-Kinsler Classic Golf Tournament Champions:

Low Gross – (65) Keith Cunningham, Ed Sabella, Vincent Guardione and Anthony Guardione

2nd Gross – (66) Stephen Krevalin, Ken Albano, Adam Quinneville and Israel Schepps

Low Net – (47) Mark Marci, Jake Sweeney, James Toomey and Steve Cabana

2nd Net – (49 mc) Paul Vangsness, Scott Feinstein, Peter Vangsness, and Erik Vangsness

3rd Net – (49 mc) Mark Katz, Jerry Schreibstein, Andy Zolotor and Ben Falk

Closest to the Pin – (hole 3) Ed Sabella 6’3”; (hole 9) Adam Quenneville 4’ 3”; (hole 13) Ben Falk 5’ 11”; (hole 18) Dave Ferrence 7’ 8”

Longest Drive – (hole 11) Keith Cunningham and Devorah Jacobson

Closest to the Line – (hole 1) Jon Rappaport

2019 Frankel-Kinsler Classic Tennis Champion – Amy Corsetti

To see a listing of all supporters and tournament winners, and event pictures, visit the JGS Lifecare website at jgslifecare.org/frankel-kinsler/

Event proceeds will enrich programming and services for the more than 400 people cared for each day across the JGS Lifecare family of services, as well as support staff skill and career advancement through the funding of educational scholarships.

“As an organization whose majority of funding comes through Medicaid, we continue to seek ways to engage community support to help provide the necessary fiscal resources for us to maintain our quality of care and enrich our programming,” said Halpern.

About JGS Lifecare

JGS Lifecare is a leading health care system serving seniors and their families. JGS Lifecare services include long-term skilled nursing home care (The Leavitt Family Jewish Home); rehabilitation services (Sosin Center for Rehabilitation); assisted living (Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence); adult day health care (Wernick Adult Day Health Care); home health, hospice and palliative care (Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care); and independent living (Genesis Housing). JGS Lifecare is an affiliate of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. For more information, call JGS Lifecare at 413-567-6211 or visit www.jgslifecare.org