NewBridge Security and EMS Workers Earn Outstanding Team Honor

NewBridge on the Charles Security and EMS Team Honored During LeadingAge Massachusetts Annual Achievement Awards Ceremonies

LeadingAge Massachusetts honored Hebrew SeniorLife’s NewBridge on the Charles Security and EMS Team with its Outstanding Team Award, presented at the statewide LeadingAge Massachusetts Annual Achievement Awards earlier this month. 

The security team is “one of the main reasons that NewBridge on the Charles is the community that it is”, said Matthew Hollingshead, executive director of NewBridge in Dedham. Team member duties include emergency medical services, fire suppression, and access control and emergency planning, but frequently extend to doing whatever it takes to help residents live their best lives. This includes the creation of package and meal delivery programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollingshead said.

“This team is what makes NewBridge a cruise ship,” said Hollingshead. “Our security team takes services beyond and each individual is treated as the most important person in the community. ‘No’ is not in the team's vocabulary, and everyone chips in to make it incredible for all.” 

Kim Brooks, Hebrew SeniorLife’s Chief Operating Officer for Senior Living, and Hollingshead presented the award to the members of the team who attended the event. 

NewBridge Security and EMS team members are Victor Furtado, Andrew Barrett, Tom Dryer, Brian Ellison, Michael Lis, Harrison Naglin, Zach Ortega, Andrew Sousa, Daniel Turner, Joseph Bernardo, John Bernardo, Thomas Berardi, Walserson Bobo, Larry Corcoran, William Chu, Eli Feldman, Dan Flavin, Ryan Hoey, Mike Huff, Hannah Hunter, Jeff Kaplan, Carlos Lopes, Hardik Patel, Edouard Pierre-Louis, David Quirk, Mark Roche, Tom Schmitt, Hussien Shakarchi, Anthony Thai, Bob Walsh, Kristjan Zhumka, Nikolla Zhumka, Brian Hutton, William Kent, Noah Bork, and Steve Noia.

About LeadingAge
LeadingAge Massachusetts, is the only organization representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit providers of health care, housing, and services for older persons in Massachusetts.  Members of LeadingAge Massachusetts provide housing and services to more than 25,000 older persons in the Commonwealth each year.  The services and settings offered by LeadingAge Massachusetts members include:

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Assisted Living Residences
  • Independent, Congregate and Supportive Senior Housing
  • PACE Programs
  • Home Health Services
  • Adult Day Health
  • Transportation.

Our mission is to Expand the World of Possibilities for Aging.  We strive for this by leading in innovative practices that transform how we care for our aging population, spear-heading cutting-edge initiatives to develop services that meet older adults’ needs and preferences, and advocating to advance the interests of the aging consumer.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.