Jennifer Ackroyd, Peconic Landing’s assisted living administrator/assistant administrator of skilled nursing, has joined the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island chapter.
Ackroyd is a licensed nursing home administrator with a Masters in healthcare administration from Ohio University. She is a certified dementia practitioner and a certified trainer for dementia capable care, as well as EssentiALZ certified by the Alzheimer’s Association.
As Peconic Landing’s assisted living administrator, Ackroyd worked to help open Harbor South at Peconic Landing, the East End’s first memory support neighborhood. She led training efforts for the neighborhood care team and works with providers to create new and innovative methods of improving the lives of members living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“We are quite pleased that Jennifer Ackroyd has agreed to join the Chapter Board,”said Douglas E. Davidson, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island chapter. “Given her demonstrated dedication towards helping improve the lives of those who have been impacted by dementia, she will be a great addition as we continue to work towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.”
In this position, Ackroyd will take an active role in advocating for individuals affected by dementia at local and state levels. She will also have the opportunity to work with families across Long Island who are affected by the cognitive disease, as well as promote the importance of brain health to help reduce the risk of dementia for future generations.
“In my position, I have the ability to change the world for individuals living with dementia,” said Ackroyd. “Working with the Alzheimer’s Association and joining their local board gives me the opportunity to make even more of an impact.”
Gregory J. Garrett, executive vice president and health services administrator for Peconic Landing said, “It is exciting to have a member of the Peconic Landing team in a position to advocate for such a worthy cause. Every day we see the difference the right supports can make for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. We are glad to be able to share this knowledge and support with the Long Island community.”
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with one in nine people age 65 and older living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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