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Masonicare’s Jon-Paul Venoit Named Chairman of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association

December 12, 2012

Wallingford, CT, December 12, 2012…….Wallingford resident Jon-Paul (JP) Venoit, Senior Vice President of Residential and Community-Based Services for Masonicare, has been appointed Chairman of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA). Formed in 1995, CALA promotes and supports assisted living providers and associated members through educational programs, legislative and public policy advocacy, and other initiatives.  The announcement was made at the organization’s annual dinner earlier this month.   

Mr. Venoit began his career with Masonicare at AshlarVillage, Masonicare’s continuing care retirement community in Wallingford, as a waiter while still in high school. After graduating from the Universityof Hartfordwith a B.S. degree in Finance, he moved into positions of increasing responsibility, including his tenure as chief administrator for Masonicare at AshlarVillage for several years and recent promotion to Sr. VP of Residential and Community-Based Services.  In 2003, through the American Association of  Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA – now LeadingAge), Mr. Venoit earned his Certified Aging Services Professional license from the University of  Texas and, in 2007, his AAHSA Fellow certificate.  

Mr. Venoit is a past chairman of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Wallingford Planning & Zoning Commission, a vice chairman of the Wallingford Education Foundation, and a member of the Board of Governors at MidState Medical Center.  He is also a surveyor for CARF/CCAC (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities/Continuing Care Accreditation Commission) and a member of the Young President’s Organization. 

Mr. Venoit is a past recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wallingford Education Foundation.  He was recognized in 2005 as one of the “Forty Under 40” by New Haven Business Times.   Mr. Venoit and his wife, Chris, and their two sons live inWallingford.

Masonicare has become an acknowledged leader in the field by providing close to 200 assisted living apartments in innovative and customized assisted living communities in Wallingford and in Newtown.  Both communities include specialized programs of care and support for individuals with mild to moderate dementia.  In 2009, Masonicare received an “exemplary” citation for their assisted living-memory care program from CARF-CCAC (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission). Masonicare was recently recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by Connecticut Magazine and earlier this year, readers of the New Haven Advocate voted that Masonicare provided the “Best Assisted Living Facility.” And, the Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Masonicare’s assisted living with “The Best – Gold” award for 2012.

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