Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts Selects 2021-2022 Mission Award Winner

Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts (ASNCM) has selected the recipient of the 2021-2022 Mission Award Winner after carefully considering several nominations set forth by our local provider agencies. This year’s winner is Jasmin Mendez of New Beginnings Home Care.

The ASNCM Mission Award recognizes a direct care professional who shows excellence, respect, and integrity in their daily work of providing quality services to consumers.

In 2020, Ms. Mendez sadly lost her husband, the father of her children, which jolted her life.  As a widow and single parent of two, working in home care gives Jasim the flexibility that allows her to be there for her children.

Steadfastly optimistic, Jasmin makes it clear that her focus on life is to overcome all the challenges she had/is facing by still being uplifting with the consumers she works with.

Considered a ‘superhero’ during the pandemic by those that work closely with her, Jasmin recognized the risk, and yet, worked every day to make sure her consumers were safe and cared for.

“Without workers like Jasmin, we would not be able to provide the best quality care for our older adults,” said Terry Forgues, Director of Operations of New Beginnings Home Care.  “Caring for elders is a calling and Jasmin answers that call with every consumer.”

Lori Richardson, CEO of ASNCM stated, “Every day throughout Massachusetts thousands of direct care professionals cross the thresholds of older adults living in their homes.  These “warriors” of support and care are the positive difference for so many to remain at home.  The ASNCM Mission Award gratefully recognizes Jasmin Mendez and all of the professionals who have answered the call for caring.”

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