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For Immediate Release Contact: Kathryn Kindopp
Phone: (603) 399-4912

$89,000 in Scholarships Awarded to New Hampshire Caregivers
New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation helps 36 recipients further their education

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 scholarship checks.

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 education.

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.




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Maplewood Nursing Home celebrates our dietary staff with a thank-you bar-b-q.

When Maplewood has celebration meals, this dedicated team works harder,
so this was a fun way to give back to them.



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