Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Long Term Care Association is pleased
to award scholarships to dedicated individuals working in long-term care
facilities, choosing to further their education so they can better serve
their residents. Over 250 people will gather on Wednesday evening, October
23rd at the Manchester Country Club to celebrate as recipients receive their
This year, 36 worthy individuals were awarded scholarships ranging from
$1,500 to $7,500, totaling $89,000. To be eligible for these scholarships,
recipients must be employed by a skilled nursing facility, assisted living
facility or other residential health care facility located in NH. The
individuals chosen have demonstrated their commitment to long term care,
their dedication to their career, and their desire to pursue a higher
Included among this year’s recipients is KatherineBaker who works at
Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. Katherine, of Acworth, is an LNA.
She has been at Maplewood Nursing Home for almost two years. Katherine is
enrolled at River Valley Community College to attain anAssociates Degree in
Science and become a Registered Nurse (RN).
"Katie is so caring with the residents at Maplewood, we are so glad to
see her supported in her journey towards her RN," says Barbara Reed, RN,
night shift supervisor at Maplewood.
"Encouraging employees to further their education is a win-win for all
involved," says Arthur O’Leary, President of the Long Term Care Foundation
and Regional VP of Operations for Genesis Healthcare. "Employees gain
knowledge and skills that they can use in their job and share with
co-workers. Employees gain an increase in job satisfaction. Both of these
enhance the experience of our residents and improve their satisfaction with
their home and those who care for them."
The New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation is a non-profit charitable
organization that was established to promote the care and wellness of New
Hampshire’s elderly citizens through the educational development of
long-term care providers and individual caregivers. The original scholarship
was developed through memorials in honor of Vivienne Wisdom, a former
Executive Director of the New Hampshire Health Care Association from
1986-1995. Since the inception of the foundation in 1995, they have awarded
over 180 scholarships totaling almost $400,000.