October 15, 2023

Message from Rob Whitten, President of JGS Lifecare

Rob Whitten Headshot

Dear Residents and Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. For this month’s newsletter, I would like to discuss the JGS Annual Meeting which took place on October 10.

This year’s meeting was very well attended and included a general update of our campus, along with the key milestones we achieved throughout the year. We began with Stuart Anfang, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who provided a “State of the Union” overview, discussing the successes and strength of the organization.

Our guest speaker was Dr. Margaret Calkins, who is the President of Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society and the recipient of the 2022 Changemaker Award from the Center for Health Design. Dr. Calkins gave a terrific presentation on how to create home-like environments within senior care homes as well as how such improvements impact the quality of life of those who live in them. Her extensive knowledge and experience in designing environments that promote well-being aligns perfectly with our commitment to provide exceptional care.

The evening ended with a presentation of the Chair’s Service Award. This year’s recipient of the award is Rudy D’Agostino. Rudy has been an active member of the JGS Board of Directors for the past 15 years. Throughout this time, Rudy has undertaken multiple leadership roles, including Chair of the JGS Finance Committee, Co-Chair of the JGS Audit Committee, and Co-Chair of the Project Transformation Finance Committee. Rudy’s deep commitment to our campus is nothing short of remarkable and we thank him deeply for all he has done.

Our hearts go out to everyone involved in the Middle East crisis. We pray for peace.


Rob Whitten