Colleague of the Month
Jennifer’s nutrition work experience started at the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale as a Staff Dietitian. She was promoted to Supervising Dietitian and shortly thereafter Chief Clinical Dietitian.
In 2004 she was promoted to a newly created position of Director of Clinical Nutritional Services. The goal of this position was to support the clinical departments and ensuring the nutritional needs of the residents were met in a way that would enhance their quality of life.
In her earlier years, she presented at New York State and National conferences with her peers promoting the Shakes, Rattle and Roll program. This was a creative program developed to promote hydration, improve caloric intake and create a party-like atmosphere for residents suffering from dementia. She has been a guest speaker on the Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio show discussing “Healthy Eating and Aging”. She also co-authored an article with the medical director entitled “The Frailty Syndrome”, which appeared in Today’s Geriatric Medicine and Today’s Dietitian. She has also received the Jimmy Keegan award. This is an award given to a staff that exemplifies the characteristics of Mr. Keegan, in particular longevity, hard work, dedication, and commitment.
Other interests she enjoys during her free time include exercising/running, indulging in coffee and chocolate, enjoying time with her beautiful daughters, Sarah and Alanna, and taking long walks with her fur-baby Leo. Family time is super important to her and she enjoys making new traditions during the holidays.