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LeadingAgeNY Awards: Innovation of the Year & Employee of Distinction

Suffolk Times: Peconic Landing, Manhattan Film Institute receive Innovation of the Year Award 

Peconic Landing received two awards from LeadingAge New York on Friday afternoon.The retirement community, along with the Manhattan Film Institute, won the 2018 Innovation of the Year Award for their collaborative film project Seniors in Film.

Additionally, Peconic Landing employee Joseph Hughes was the recipient of the 2018 Employee of Distinction from the LeadingAge NY, not-for-profit advocacy group. Kristen Myers of LeadingAge NY presented Mr. Hughes with his award, noting that there are only 18 recipients annually. Mr. Hughes began working as facilities supervisor at Peconic Landing since 2005. He was described as the go-to guy by director of environmental services Darryl Volinski, who praised Mr. Hughes for his desire to keep the community safe, the operations running smoothly and his dedication to his job — oftentimes coming in on days off to assist residents.

Mr. Hughes, who was joined by his wife and children, also received a legislative resolution from Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, recognizing him and the other recipients of the 2018 Employee of Distinction award across the state.

“All of us that know Joe and love Joe know he’s the guy for this recognition,” said Bob Syron, CEO and president of Peconic Landing. “Joe’s dedication and commitment everyday to all our members and to his colleagues is always visible. We’re lucky to have Joe on our team, truly lucky to have him.”

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