Heart of HANCI Award - Marlene Marciniak, Manager of Kaleida Health's DeGraff Adult Day Care
truly embodies the values that HANCI stands for every day.
She has proven her dedication to the health and independence of older adults in her work at DeGraff Adult Day Care.
15 years there, she
has developed one of the premier adult day centers in our region.
Marlene is vice president of the Western New York Adult Day Services Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the Network I Aging of Western New York, and a member of the Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly.
Also, she is a licensed massage therapist with certification in geriatric massage, and she provides eldercare sensitivity training to healthcare professionals.
Because of all this great work on behalf of seniors, Marlene
has received various awards through the years, including the New York State Senate Woman of distinction Award and the William P. Gillick quality of Life Award.
In addition to all of these good works, Marlene is an active volunteer at HANCI, serving on the agency's Planning Committee and on the Senior Companion Program Community Advisory Group.
undertakes all of her
work with humility and humor, and with a quiet dignity that has become her
is, above all, a kind and gentle person, whose heart beats in time with the heart of HANCI