Peggy & David Hubbard Award
On November 18, 2021 the Duncaster community gathered to celebrate two staff members who have gone above and beyond in their service to Duncaster by recognizing their accomplishments at the annual Peggy and David Hubbard Award ceremony. The Hubbard Award was established in 2000 by residents Peggy and David Hubbard to annually recognize and reward two staff members, one clinical and one non-clinical, for outstanding service to Duncaster.
Last year, the 2020 Hubbard Award took a different approach and was dedicated to all Duncaster employees who worked heroically to keep our community, residents, and each other safe. This year the event returned to its original format: 35 employees were nominated: 22 for the non-clinical award and 13 for the clinical award. The Hubbard Award selection committee once again had the privilege of reading the many wonderful nominations.
The volume of nominations received by the committee this year made it very difficult for them to select only two winners. Assisted Living Nurse, Karen Janowetch-Moore, R.N. was chosen for the clinical award, and Janet Lamenzo, Director of Resident Services, was selected as this year’s non-clinical winner.
Karen has worked for Duncaster for 30 years and has dedicated herself fully to the wellbeing of residents. Her co-workers say that she is always ready to help. During Covid-19, Karen volunteered to staff vaccination clinics on her days off. She also has been known to personally prepare food for residents who find themselves hungry after the kitchen has closed for the evening. Each year, Karen creates a very special Superbowl Sunday party for Assisted Living residents, making their day feel extra special. Karen is hard working, selfless, and goes above and beyond for those in her care. She consistently delivers excellent customer service.
Janet Lamenzo has been with Duncaster for 37 years and arrived at Duncaster knowing what it takes to create an atmosphere that fosters a successful retirement community. As one nominee so eloquently stated it, “Janet was amazeballs before Merriam-Webster put the word in the dictionary.” Janet demonstrates competency in every aspect of her job. If she doesn’t have a solution, she will find one. During Covid-19 Janet was often here 7-days a week, always smiling and helping to keep everyone’s spirits high. Her excellent staff reflect her leadership. Janet is retiring this year and will be missed by all.