Jefferson’s Ferry’s Joanne Lehmann Named Health and Wellness Manager
S. SETAUKET, NY–Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community’s wellness nurse Joanne Lehmann, LPN, has been promoted to health and wellness program manager, a new position at Jefferson’s Ferry. Her promotion is reflective of her outstanding work coupled with the Life Plan community’s strong commitment to the health services and programs that support optimal wellness for its residents.
“Part of Jefferson’s Ferry’s mission is to provide its residents with an exceptionally high quality of care and services,” said Jefferson’s Ferry President and CEO Robert E. Caulfield. “The extraordinary level of care that Joanne consistently delivers and her devotion to furthering the health and wellbeing of our residents has helped us to expand our programs. Joanne’s new role expands her oversight of existing programs and charges her with the implementation of new programs and services.”
Lehmann’s nursing experience with a resident population spans more than 25 years. Before joining Jefferson’s Ferry in 2014, she was a wellness nurse at Sunrise Assisted Living, but her work with the Ursuline Sisters in Blue Point and the Cenacle Sisters in Ronkonkoma was where she found her calling. “They were my grandmothers who didn’t have grandchildren,” Lehmann said. “It was a wonderful job and gave me special insight into my nursing practice that I continue to use at Jefferson’s Ferry.
“As a wellness nurse, I provide many aspects of wellness, assisting residents during physician visits and providing consulting services regarding residents’ health. My role is not a treatment nurse as much as a professional who helps in day to day life getting residents the help, resources and the services they need.”
In her new position, Lehmann will be creating programs for Jefferson’s Ferry’s Independent Living residents to help them maintain a level of wellness in their lives so that they can enjoy their independence and live life to the fullest for as long as they can.