Kearsley Birthday Party Recognizes17 Residents Ages 95 to 105

Tryko Partners-Owned Property Cited During Dignitary-Studded Celebration

Kearsley ProclamationPHILADELPHIA, Pa., Aug. 12, 2013 – Mayoral citations for 17 Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center residents ages 95 to 105, and a City Proclamation recognizing the property’s contributions highlighted a dignitary-studded birthday celebration at the 84-bed skilled nursing facility. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Mrs. Lisa Nutter, State Representative Vanessa Brown, Civil Rights Commissioner Marshall Freeman and 2012 Presidential Award recipient Patricia Lehrman joined Kearsley residents, family members, staff and administration at the gala summer event.

A procession of the honorees escorted by their families – while brief bios of each were read to a packed crowd – highlighted the celebration. In addition to receiving Mayor Nutter’s special citations, each resident received a proclamation from the State Commissioners as well as a certificate of special recognition from Kearsley.

“This event provided us with an opportunity to show respect and admiration for our elders – the people who have learned life’s lessons and taught us what we know,” noted Barry Munk, LNHA, administrator at Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “Our honorees all have led productive lives and contributed to their communities, and they continue to inspire us every day.”

Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is part of Marquis Health Services, LP, the skilled nursing division Tryko Partners, LLC. Norman Rokeach, director of nursing home operations, credited the property’s staff and administration for its dedication to residents, their families and the greater Philadelphia community.

“Our approach to nursing home operation centers on two goals: providing excellent care and providing excellent customer service,” Rokeach said. “We look at each property and its neighborhood to see how we can create a warm living and working environment, and provide services that bridge any healthcare gaps in the larger community. This birthday celebration falls right in line with what we are about, and the proclamation from the city is truly gratifying because it recognizes the Kearsley team’s efforts to put this philosophy into practice.”

Kearsley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center recently received a five-star rating in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Nursing Homes” feature. Tryko Partners, which acquired the property in 2011, currently is adding a new dedicated sub-acute rehab wing that will house an additional 30 private rooms for individuals recuperating from an accident, surgery or illness. The company also recently added a new, 2,200-square-foot gym and has completed extensive upgrades throughout the common areas. The facility is located on a 13-acre campus that also includes age-restricted rental housing at Kearsley Apartments and Kearsley Square – it is recognized as the nation’s oldest retirement community.

As owner, manager or partner, Tryko Partners is involved in more than 1,500 skilled nursing beds and continues in an active acquisition mode. The Brick, N.J., company also is well known for its involvement in the multifamily investment sector; it currently maintains a growing, 5,000-unit residential portfolio. The 23-year-old organization invests in multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, and tax liens throughout the Northeast – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Delaware – and the greater Chicago market in the Midwest.