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Awards

The Charles E. Rogerson Award for Community Service, presented Annually by Rogerson Communities at Welcome Home!

2013 Ellen & Peter Zane
2012 Marilyn G. Rodman
2011 Peter H. Smyth
Chairman, President & CEO,
Greater Media, Inc.
2010 Jack Connors, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus,
Hill Holliday
2009 Karen Kaplan
President,
Hill Holliday
2008 Joseph P. & Carolyn J. Campanelli
2007 Marian L. Heard
President and CEO,
Oxen Hill Partners
2006 Ronald E. Logue
Chairman and CEO,
State Street
2005 Mary J. Kakas
2004 Rev. Drs. Ray & Gloria Hammond
2003 Nader Darehshori
Retired President and CEO,
Houghton Mifflin
2002 Thomas Hollister
President and CEO,
Citizens Bank
2001 David A. Spina
Chairman and CEO,
State Street
2000 Bill Taylor
former Publisher,
Boston Globe
1999 Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Awards received by Rogerson Communities

Rogerson Communities serves as a leading provider of affordable housing for Greater Boston’s elders and working individuals and families, adult day health and fitness programs and resources for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

Rogerson’s achievements have been recognized with awards including the following:

Rogerson Egleston Adult Day Health Program Volunteer, June Carter, receives Massachusetts LeadingAge Volunteer Service Award, 2013
Massachusetts LeadingAge selected June Carter from among volunteers across the state to honor her excellence in volunteerism. Ms. Carter, a retired nurse, has provided music therapy to adult day program participants for nearly 15 years. Her passion for the healing power of music and her commitment to the elders who come to her group week after week have provided untold joy to so many. This acknowledgement of Ms. Carter’s outstanding volunteerism was truly deserved.

MetLife Foundation National Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing: 2012
Rogerson Communities was awarded the prestigious 2012 MetLife Foundation National Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing. The award was presented in November, 2012 by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and MetLife Foundation to honor Rogerson Communities’ outstanding leadership, innovation, effectiveness, quality operations, and services in the area of affordable senior housing.

Mass Housing Award of Achievement: 2011
Presented to Rogerson Communities in recognition of exceeding our WBE goal.

Social Service Supervisor Lisa Talyaco Receives Mass Aging’s Heart and Hands Award, 2010
MassAging recognized Rogerson House Social Day Program’s Social Service Supervisor Lisa Talayco for her unswerving devotion to, and support of the program participants. Her tireless efforts as a client advocate have gone above and beyond, all to the great benefit of the elders and families she serves.

Vice President, Development & Community Relations Anne Morton Smith Receives Mass Aging’s Community Service Award, 2009
MassAging recognized Anne Morton Smith for her tireless work with Roxbury’s Egleston Square Main Streets (ESMS) organization which works to promote, retain and expand business and improve facades and streetscapes. As an ESMS Board member and volunteer she has recruited volunteers and donors, organized fundraisers, and staffed neighborhood clean-ups, among other countless efforts, all geared toward increasing the visibility and viability of this unique area.

BOARD VETERAN JOHN CUPPLES RECEIVES MASS AGING’S BOARD LEADERSHIP AWARD, 2009
John Cupples has served on the Rogerson Communities Board of Trustee for over 25 years. His strong leadership derives from dedication, work and sacrifice. He has served on many committees over his 25 years. John was Chair of the Board during their most dramatic growth period for Rogerson where they doubled in size.

2008 ANNUAL REPORT WINS AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD
Rogerson Communities 2009 Annual Report is a 2009 American Graphic Design Award winner, by Graphic Design USA, a leading publication which reports on print and digital design trends around the nation. The report was designed by Nancy Bradham, of Bradham Design in Needham, MA; photography by Michelle Doucette of Indresano Photography in Boston.

MINORITY AND WOMEN BUSINESS UTILIZATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; 2009
MassHousing acknowledged Rogerson Communities’ dedication to working with and hiring minority and women vendors and individuals again this October. Rogerson Communities met or exceeded the management goals set by MassHousing for working with Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). Rogerson Communities won an award for excellence for the highest WBE percentage achievement In Linkage Area II.

GREATER BOSTON CHINESE GOLDEN AGE CENTER PRESENTS ROGERSON PRESIDENT JAMES F. SEAGLE, JR. WITH THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, 2009
Congratulations to Rogerson President Jamie Seagle for his receipt of the Community Service award from the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center. Rogerson is currently working with the GBCGAC to redevelop the Hong Lok House, bringing much-needed housing and supportive services to the elder community in Chinatown.

EGLESTON SQUARE MAIN STREET NAMES ANNE MORTON SMITH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, 2008
Congratulations to Vice President of Development and Community Relations Anne Morton Smith for her receipt of the Egleston Square Main Street Volunteer of the Year award.

DIRECTOR OF HOUSING MANAGEMENT HEATHER ORODENKER RECEIVES MASSAGING’S OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD, 2008
MassAging recognized Heather Orodenker for her cultivation of new talent in the elder housing field. Heather has a unique capacity to identify candidates with excellent character who may have little management experience but have a strong drive to learn and the ability to accept direction. Combining her many years of solid property management experience with a commitment to the personal and professional success of her staff members has allowed her to help these individuals grow into exceptional property managers.

MINORITY AND WOMEN BUSINESS UTILIZATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; 2008
MassHousing acknowledged Rogerson Communities’ dedication to working with and hiring minority and women vendors and individuals again this November. Rogerson Communities met or exceeded the management goals set by MassHousing for working with Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) and/or Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) in three different geographical regions. In Linkage Area I and II, Rogerson Communities exceeded the WBE goal, and in the Balance of State Area, Rogerson Communities met or exceeded the MBE and WBE goal.

MINORITY AND WOMEN BUSINESS UTILIZATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; 2007
MassHousing acknowledged Rogerson Communities’ dedication to working with and hiring minority and women vendors and individuals during an award ceremony on November 20. Rogerson Communities met or exceeded the management goals set by MassHousing for working with Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) and/or Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) in three different geographical regions. In Linkage Area I, Rogerson Communities exceeded the WBE goal, and in Linkage Area II and the Balance of State Area, Rogerson Communities met or exceeded the MBE and WBE goal.

MASSACHUSETTS AGING SERVICES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD; 2007
The Rogerson Communities Board of Directors Visiting Committee received the Massachusetts Aging Services 2007 Achievement Award for Board Leadership. Over the course of a 15-month period the Visiting Committee met with 490 participants, residents, family members and caregivers at 16 residences and adult day health programs in order to receive honest feedback about the quality of facilities and care. The award recognized the Visiting Committee’s dedication to ensuring excellence in all of Rogerson’s residences and day programs.

COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARD; 2004
The Friends of Brookline Public Health presented Rogerson Fitness FIRST™ and the Brookline Council on Aging with the 2004 Community Health Award for efforts to promote wellness and quality of life among the elderly. Rogerson Fitness First is a strength and fitness program which uses Nautilus equipment specially created for elders. The program focuses on allowing them to not only enhance their health, but also to increase their independence.

TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR; 2003
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging named former Board Chair John E. Cupples, Trustee of the Year in recognition of his contributions to Rogerson Communities. He is currently president of the Board of Rogerson House.

METLIFE FOUNDATION AWARD; 2002
The Enterprise Foundation honored Rogerson Communities’ Beacon House for Excellence in the Affordable Housing within the Asset Management Category.

WILLIAM D. SMITH AWARD FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION; 2002
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Architectural Access Board awarded the Beacon House Renovation for the integration of accessibility in the foyer, which preserved the character of the building and contributed to its historic quality.

URBAN LANDSCAPE AWARD; 2001
Roslindale Public Gardens at Longfellow House received this award for creating “an ideal urban sanctuary,” with an excellent year-round design and diverse plantings.

ADVOCACY AWARD; 1999
The Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Massachusetts honored Rogerson Communities for the organization’s generous public commitment to advocacy on an issue involving Massachusetts residents and family members affected by dementia.

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD CERTIFICATE OF MERIT; 1997
Rogerson Communities received this award in recognition of its nomination to the Association of Massachusetts Homes and Services for the Aging (AMHSA).

GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA FOUNDERS FUND AWARD; 1996
Awarded to Peter Faneuil House Garden.

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL COMMISSION PRESERVATION AWARD; 1996
Awarded to Peter Faneuil House for demonstration of outstanding commitment to preservation in Massachusetts.

MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION; 1992
MassHousing honored Rogerson House for increasing MBE participation by exceeding the ten percent goal for the fiscal year.

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