2003-04-19 / Community

Arverne Resident Honored For Service

The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) presented an award to Arverne resident Stephanie Burr for her dedication to those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease at its Ninth Annual Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on April 8.

Burr is a care manager in the Renaissance Program for residents with memory impairment at Sunrise Senior Living of Lynbrook.

Co-workers, who nominated her for the award, cited Burr for her creativity, compassion and ability to motivate residents to participate in recreational activities. She has been employed in the healthcare field for the past 15 years.

Burr was among a total of 25 individuals who were saluted by LIAF for "going above and beyond the call of duty, friendship and responsibility to the Alzheimer’s community." The luncheon was held at the Garden City Hotel.

"These individuals really make a heartfelt difference in the lives of the many families touched by this cruel disease. They do so selflessly, without looking for the acknowledgement that we’re bestowing upon them," noted Eric J. Hall, LIAF’s chief executive officer.

LIAF offers a wide range of cutting edge educational and social services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau, and Suffolk For information visit www.liaf.org.

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