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‘Silent Samaritan’ Award

Judith Benke, director of Church and Community Health Partnerships for The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, was the recipient of the “Silent Samaritan Award” from Lutheran Counseling Center recently. The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, memory care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups.

Benke served on the Lutheran Counseling Center’s Board for nine years, chairing the center during its largest period of growth immediately following the 9/11 disaster. “The 9/11 disaster created a self-defining moment for the Lutheran Counseling Center’s staff members and administration. It resulted in increased strength and capabilities of the entire Center to help meet the extraordinary challenge of bringing healing to the lives of so many tragically impacted New Yorkers.”

For more information about The Wartburg Adult Care Community, call (914) 699-0800.

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