Awards

Awards & Achievements

At Goddard House, we enjoy a strong reputation of receiving various awards for our innovative programming, whole body approach to wellness and commitment to giving residents the best possible quality of life. We also give out several internal awards to members on our dedicated team of associates, the main one being the Phyllis Vineyard Award, named in honor of our former Vice President.

Phyllis Vineyard Award for Exemplary Service:

Phyllis Vineyard served as Vice President and member of the Goddard House Board of Trustees for many years. She showed deep dedication to Goddard House for decades and strived to maintain an excellent, ethical working environment for all. Each year since 2011, the Board has given this award to two Goddard associates in Phyllis’ honor.

The award is given to those demonstrating excellence and commitment in service to Goddard House — from resident care and from the general staff. One award winner is always chosen among our caregiving staff, while the other is given to a member of another department. A Phyllis Vineyard Awards Luncheon is held annually, at which Phyllis herself presents the awards.

Award Winners:

  • Rose Gabriel, PCA, Assisted Living (2018)
  • Joseph Harris, Maintenance Associate (2018)
  • Patricia Smith, Lead RCA, Olmsted (2017)
  • Jorge Najera, Kitchen Associate, Dining (2017)
  • Tammy Goodhue, Lead PCA, Olmsted (2016)
  • Betty Depina-Gomez, Housekeeping (2016)
  • Ginny Mazur, Community Partnership Director (2016)

2019 Awards

  • SAGECare
    • LGBT Cultural Competency Training, Platinum level
  • Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards
    • #1 Best Assisted Living in Brookline
    • Silver Award for the Region in Assisted Living Category
  • Goddard House Associate of the Quarter
    • Eugene

2018 Awards

  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: #1 Choice Retirement Living Residence
    • Readers Choice Award: #1 Assisted Living Community
    • Readers Choice Award: Regional Silver Award Metro Boston

2017 Awards

  • Alzheimer’s Association
    • 2017 Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lance Chapman – Chair
  • Leading Age National Conference
    • Ginny Mazur and Lance Chapman presented Growing the Farm at Goddard House in collaboration with Green City Growers and Yardbirds Backyard Chickens.
  • Leading Age Massachusetts

2016 Awards

  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
    • 2016 Program Innovation Award (Growing the Farm at Goddard House)
    • 2016 Employee Leadership Excellence Award: Mike Nelson
  • Presentations
    • Growing the Farm at Goddard House at the National Center for Creative Aging International Leadership Exchange, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts Assisted Living Association Conference and Tradeshow – Ginny Mazur
    • A Walk Around the World, Pecha Kucha Presentation at National Center for Creative Aging Leadership Exchange
  • Media
    • Growing the Farm at Goddard House, 2016 Brookline Interactive Group (Television/Web)
  • Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
    • 2016 Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lance Chapman, Chair
  • Marie Curcio, Certified Positive Approach Trainer (with Teepa Snow)
    • For care partners of individuals living with dementia
  • Dementia Friendly Advisory Group, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

2015 Awards

  • Leading Age
    • 2015 Volunteer Award Nominee: Michael Cassidy
  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
    • 2015 Sales and Marketing Excellence Award: Lance Chapman

2014 Awards

  • Leading Age
    • 2014 Outstanding Mentor Award:  Marie Curcio
  • Jewish Vocational Services
    • Transitions to Work Partner Award
  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: #1 Choice Retirement Living Residence
  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
    • 2014 Employee Leadership Excellence Award: Ginny Mazur

2013 Awards

  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: Best Assisted Living Community

2012 Awards

  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: Best Assisted Living Community

2011 Awards

  • Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
    • 2011 Executive Director Award: John Moniz
  • LeadingAge Massachusetts
    • 2011 Community Service Award: Ginny Mazur
  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: Best Assisted Living Community (Runner Up)

2010 Awards

  • Brookline Tab Newspaper
    • Readers Choice Award: Best Assisted Living Community

2009 Awards

  • Brookline Chamber of Commerce
    • Business of the Year Award

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