Pines of Sarasota Foundation Installs Officers for 2010 John Lopez installed as Chairman of Board of Trustees
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 00:00
(Sarasota, FL) Pines of Sarasota Foundation installed E. John Lopez, Esq. as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at their meeting held on January 26, 2010.
"John Lopez brings intelligence, experience and a passion for helping our residents," said Bob Waechter, outgoing Board Chairman. "We are very fortunate to have him."
"I am very honored to be serving as Chairman of the Board for the Foundation. Bob has done an outstanding job as the past Chairman and I have some very big shoes to fill," said Lopez.
"Pines does such an incredible job for meeting the needs of our seniors. Our state of the art skilled nursing and rehabilitation units have become the number one choice for many private pay clients. Of course, Pines is one of the only places where someone cannot outlive his or her resources. Residents of Pines will never be asked to leave because they have exhausted their ability to pay."
John Lopez is a partner with the law firm of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, PA, where his practice includes estate planning and probate, tax planning, matters related to corporate and business law and the representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.
About Pines of Sarasota
Pines of Sarasota is a private, non-profit, 276-bed long-term care community on 17 acres near downtown Sarasota established in 1948 by the Kiwanis Club and comprised of a new $15 million Skilled Nursing Facility and Ann and Alfred Goldstein Rehabilitation/Therapy Center and Rehabilitation Trail for in and outpatient care including the Robert Brown Aquatic Therapy Facility, Assisted Living Facility, The Garden Alzheimer's/dementia Unit, Respite Care, Evalyn Sadlier Jones Child Care Center, Education Institute of Southwest Florida and Fabulous Finds at Pines Thrift Shop.
About Pines Foundation
Pines of Sarasota Foundation is a separate 501(c) (3), established in 1990 as the fundraising arm for Pines of Sarasota. The goal of Pines Foundation is to ensure that the valuable services offered here will continue in perpetuity. Our current projects include reducing the debt on the new skilled nursing facility, which was necessary to meet modern building standards and compliance. We look forward to building a new expanded Alzheimer's/dementia Center while providing for refurbishing and infrastructure improvements. We provide funding for programs and services not covered by any other source, including prosthetics and hearing aids. We are also pleased to offer nursing scholarships for staff members who wish to continue their education.