LeadingAge Massachusetts Honors Brookhaven with the Social Accountability Award
On October 5, 2016, Elissa Sherman, CEO, LeadingAge Massachusetts presented Brookhaven at Lexington with the Social Accountability Award. This award is given for participation in voluntary outreach to the greater community beyond the organization’s own walls or core mission of service to residents and/or clients; awardees shall have participated in either outstanding single programs or for cumulative efforts that measurably met a community need.
In Summary, the staff and residents of Brookhaven contribute to a wide variety of com
munity outreach efforts that range from opening our community to local not for profits that need meeting space, organizing intergenerational events with local youth and our senior resident population, partnerships with Bentley University and Tufts Osher Lifelong Learning, partnerships with local employment training organizations, and hosting an annual Lexington Community Senior Wellness Fair to connect Lexington seniors who live outside of Brookhaven with local not for profit organizations that promote healthy aging. Many of these activities have been in existence for over 15 years and some are newer. Brookhaven strives to make social accountability a thriving and expanding endeavor so that we are not only meeting the needs of our community, but are reaching out to other organizations dedicated to a not for profit mission.
Lora Lee Buchta, the President of Brookhaven’s Residents Association accepted the award on Brookhaven’s behalf.