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Well-deserved recognition

Seabrook celebrates 20 years with three awards

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December 19th, 2018
(From left) Community Resources Coordinator Nakita Brown, resident Elsalyn Palmisano, Administrative Assistant Lanette Dotoli, and Philanthropy Manager AnnMarie Matthews celebrate Seabrook’s twentieth anniversary in November.

(From left) Community Resources Coordinator Nakita Brown, resident Elsalyn Palmisano, Administrative Assistant Lanette Dotoli, and Philanthropy Manager AnnMarie Matthews celebrate Seabrook’s twentieth anniversary in November.

Asbury Park Press readers voted Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J, the “Best Adult Community,” and they voted its continuing care neighborhood the “Best Assisted Living” community in Monmouth County.

Additionally, Fortune named Seabrook as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services.

“We’re so thrilled to receive this recognition,” says Executive Director Paula Digerness. “Thank you to our dedicated employees who are committed to making Seabrook a community where residents can enjoy an active and maintenance-free lifestyle and live life to the fullest.”

“Moving to Seabrook was the best thing that I did,” says Carol Hock, who moved there from Metuchen in September 2017. “I find it to be a very welcoming and caring community, and it’s been a good financial decision.”

Special milestone events

The recognition came as Seabrook celebrated its twentieth anniversary in November with a weeklong series of special events that celebrated the Erickson Living community as one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular senior living communities.

On November 6, more than 200 residents and staff attended Seabrook’s twentieth anniversary ceremony, which included a musical presentation from the Seabrook Chorale, a slideshow, and remarks from Digerness, residents, and staff.

Local dignitaries presented proclamations to the community. They included Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Thomas Arnone, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Assemblman Eric Houghtaling, Tinton Falls Mayor Vito Perillo, and County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters.

Other events during the anniversary week included a lunch for resident and employee pioneers, champagne and cake for residents and staff, a display of memorabilia, a sing-along, a day of giving, an interfaith service of celebration, a department fair, and a Saturday night party.

“For the past 20 years, Seabrook has been a great place to live and work,” Digerness says. “Throughout our history, Seabrook has achieved exceptional results in customer service, resident satisfaction, and employee engagement. We look forward to many more successful years as one of the best senior living communities in Monmouth County.”

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