FellowshipLIFE’s Naumann and Panco Receive Excellence in Aging Services Awards from LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware

February 13, 2024

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — FellowshipLIFE has announced in a press release that Amanda Naumann and Lisa Panco have been recognized at LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware’s 2024 Annual Awards Program. This program recognizes aging service heroes who make a difference in the lives of older adults and their local communities.

LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware is an association of providers dedicated to advancing quality aging services through advocacy, education, and fellowship. As a chapter of LeadingAge, a national nonprofit, the organization works to advance policies, promote practices, and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age.

“We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Amanda and Lisa, two exceptional members of the FellowshipLIFE team, who have demonstrated exceptional contributions and exemplary leadership in their respective communities,” said President/CEO Brian Lawrence. “Their dedication, passion, and tireless efforts reflect the true spirit of the FellowshipLIFE organization, and we are proud to see their impact recognized on such a prestigious level. These awards not only celebrate their individual achievements, but also highlight the collective commitment of our team to transforming the aging experience. We remain inspired and committed to providing exceptional care and support as we continue our mission of creating innovative opportunities to enhance the lives of older adults.”

Amanda Naumann, an assisted living social worker for Friends Village in Woodstown, New Jersey, was awarded the Excellence in Professional Advancement award. This award celebrates individuals who have assumed progressive leadership responsibilities within a LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware member organization. Amanda worked to build a shared vision, develop robust relationships, and enhance organizational capacity.

In her role at Friends Village, Naumann assists with resource coordination for residents. She also serves as the support system for residents as they start their new chapter at Friends Village from the move-in process to a variety of life-enriching activities.

“Amanda’s dependability along with her keen eye to detail and operations makes her future with Friends Village and the senior living sector very bright!” said Executive Director Kelli Mills. “We are so proud of the impact that she has made on the residents, their families, our team members, and the FellowshipLIFE organization.”

Lisa Panco, director of resident life at Pines Village in Whiting, New Jersey, was awarded the Excellence in Leadership award, which recognizes individuals who have exhibited an exemplary career of outstanding service in the field of aging services, and who have enhanced the concept of professionalism by virtue of their leadership.

Panco serves as a resource and companion to the residents at Pines Village as she oversees their day-to-day experiences. Alongside her team, she ensures residents are engaged with their community as she creates personalized plans based on their needs and interests.

“Lisa is a true leader, who leads by example and has built a unified and positive team environment,” said Executive Director Brenden Garozzo. “Her team members love working for her and their success over the years serves as a testament to her leadership. There is no one more deserving of this award than Lisa.”

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FellowshipLIFE is a nonprofit organization with four life-plan communities in New Jersey offering services that focus on personalized wellness, an active lifestyle, and establishing new and lasting friendships. The company spans multiple aspects of senior living services, including independent living, supported living, home care, medical services, and wellness programs for those who live in its active older adult communities or reside in surrounding areas throughout New Jersey.

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