November 3, 2015

LeadingAge Tours Leonard Florence Center for Living

We are incredibly proud to have hosted a tour of the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL) to a group of LeadingAge members visiting Boston for the 2015 National Conference. More than fifty LeadingAge members traveled to the LFCL on Monday, November 2, to learn about the incredible design, features and technology within the Center that provide our residents with unsurpassed dignity and independence.
Hosting tours for the large group were Betsy Mullen, Chief Operating Officer for the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and Ina Hoffman, Admissions Director at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. The group toured “Main Street” on the 1st floor, enjoying the Cafe and Bakery, Kosher Deli, European Day Spa, Chapel and Family Room. The group also was able to visit the individual homes where they learned about the self-managed work team from the Perlman House, rehabilitation services from the Berman House, and ground-breaking technology from the Steve Saling House.
Last, but certainly not least, CEO Barry Berman completed the tour. Mr. Berman highlighted the primary differences between traditional nursing homes and the Green House model by showing a powerful video made by ALS resident Patrick O’Brien. Altogether, it was a very special day and we hope that LeadingAge enjoyed their tours as much as we did hosting them.