August 2021

Welcome to the Weinberg Campus newsletter, dedicated to sharing news
and information with employees, residents, families and special friends.
Message From The President
A well-known Buffalo staple is the beef on weck sandwich. While the origin of this culinary delight has not been definitively established, legend has it that a German baker named William Wahr, who is thought to have emigrated from the Black Forest region of Germany, created the kummelweck roll while living in Buffalo. Further legend has it that the beef on weck sandwich was first served in 1901 when Joe Gohn turned his house into a hotel and tavern and decided that a roast beef sandwich would be great for satiating the appetites of his hungry tenants. He correctly assumed that the salty top of the kummelweck roll would encourage his patrons to purchase more drinks.

Since then, the sandwich has grown in popularity and, along with Buffalo wings, has made our fair city famous across the land. It also prompted a local radio station to change its call letters to WECK, with the tagline “the roll that rocks.”

Speaking of radio stations, I encourage everyone to tune in to WECK and WBEN and read the Amherst Bee. Weinberg Campus is proudly telling its story about the many high-quality, resident-friendly living options we offer. From independent apartments to skilled nursing care, Weinberg offers a full continuum of living options, all on one spacious and beautiful campus. It’s a story we want everyone to hear.

A big part of what makes life at Weinberg Campus fulfilling is the wide range of activities we make available to our residents. Summer is upon us and COVID restrictions are easing, which has allowed us to offer more choices for residents, including larger group activities. We have also been able to phase in group dining in our dining rooms, something our residents have been looking forward to for a long time. Inside or out, it brings me great joy to see more and more of our residents enjoying fun activities and each other’s company.

If you have questions or comments, I encourage you to reach out to any leadership team member or contact me directly at (716) 639-3311 ext. 2468 or

What's New

Weinberg Campus Announces Corporate Partnership with D'Youville College
We are pleased to announce our new corporate partnership with D'Youville College that will provide an educational benefit program to all Weinberg Campus employees. This inclusive opportunity for our current and future employees will allow them to further their education, strengthening our talent pipeline in the healthcare field. The program offers a 10% discount off online tuition or a 25% discount off on-campus tuition for employees, their spouses, and their dependents. Participants can earn a bachelor’s degree, certificate, and/or select master’s degrees. The qualifying academic programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Long-term Care Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Health Analytics, Business, Marketing, and more

Current and prospective Weinberg Campus employees can learn more about this program by contacting Kimberly Boulden at

We're participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Sept. 18. Want to join our team? Go to and click “Register for Your Walk”. “Find a Team” and search for “Weinberg Campus”.

Be sure to tune in to WECK and WBEN radio stations for the next couple of months - you may catch our 30-second ad!
Why Residents Love Weinberg Campus
We could tell you why Weinberg Campus is a great place to live and thrive, but we thought our residents could tell you themselves! We appreciate the feedback we receive from our residents and always strive to go above and beyond to offer the enhanced quality of life they deserve every day.

"I like it here. The people are nice. I also like the food and playing bingo."


"I love it here and the people are very kind."


"I love my room. It's one of the better ones I have been in. The staff is nice and helpful, I like how they always ask me if I'm okay or if I need anything."


"The staff lets me help out with things. I like helping Tam with activities, and I like the facility."


"The people here are friendly and helpful, they will help you out if you need it. I enjoy the entertainment and playing bowling."


"I like living here because I get to do things every day, from playing bingo to enjoying entertainment. The food is good and the aides and nurses are wonderful!"

"I like living here because of the people - from the residents, to the aides, to the nurses. When I first got here, occupational and physical therapy was offered and they were always polite and on time. I also enjoy all the activities offered."


"The staff here have been wonderful. The food is always good and they make me feel safe here."

"I like everything about Weinberg Campus - I am very comfortable here. My apartment is very airy. It has a lot of windows, letting in a lot of sunshine. The grounds are beautiful, no matter where you look there is lush greenery, lots of trees and bushes. The residents are friendly and the management staff is very friendly and giving."

Celebrating 20 Years
Our very own Holly Steeg, Assistant Apartment Manager for Forest Creek and Meadows, recently celebrated 20 years working for Weinberg Campus! We caught up with Holly to learn more about her career journey and why she loves working here.

Q: Why Weinberg Campus?
Holly: Before I started my career at Weinberg Campus, I worked in home health care, human resources, etc. I wanted to continue on a similar path, helping the senior population. I was so thrilled to have been offered a job at Weinberg - I can't believe it has been 20 years! Everyone on the team was so nice and helpful, throughout my orientation and beyond. To this day, I love hearing the residents' stories, getting to meet so many accomplished individuals and their families. I could retire, but I love working here! The job keeps me young - I get a lot of walking in!

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
Holly: I am a people person and love to talk, so I enjoy getting to know the residents and meeting their loved ones. There are so many amazing stories within these walls, and I love learning more about the people that live here. This position affords me so many great opportunities, and I love that I don't have to sit behind a computer all day!

Q: Do you have any career advice for your peers?
Holly: With Weinberg Campus being a multi-level living facility, there are so many opportunities available to move up in the organization, and move into other positions that match your interests. My advice to my peers is to do your best, follow through, and communicate. Keep an eye on the different positions that are posted - there are so many avenues that would pique anyone's interest. There is always a need for healthcare! I've had the opportunity to work with many wonderful people over the years. I plan to continue working at Weinberg as long as I'm physically able! I like being here.

Cheers to 20 years, Holly!

Our activities directors take great pride in keeping residents active with a variety of safe activities that incorporate social distancing, individual and group participation. As always, you can check out our activities calendars online. Click the links below or visit:

Photo Gallery
Pictured above: Our gift shop has reopened for residents on select days and time frames. Residents are excited to be able to shop again! Activities have started expanding, including group lunch trips in the community - check out our Dosberg Manor group at the River Grill! Residents also enjoyed a relaxing art session the same afternoon.
Pictured above: Garden House Activity Coordinator, Tamara Garrett, sets up fun Olympic games for residents to enjoy! Residents always love snacks and live entertainment - a winning combo!
Pictured above: Drums4Health always brings the energy when they come to campus! Dosberg Manor residents now have a new visual aid center to magnify photos and literature pieces. Fine art miracles sessions are in full swing, and who doesn't love pancakes and waffles for breakfast?
New Employees July 2021
Melissa Barnoff, Physical Therapy Assistant, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Rebecca Barrett, OCC Therapy Coordinator, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Ashley Jackson, CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Asia Jones, Unit Nurse Supervisor LPN, Dosberg Manor
Courtney Jones, Unit Nurse Supervisor LPN, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Renee Kwiatkowski, Social Worker, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Keisha Leavy, Housekeeper, Environmental Services
Sarah Leffler, Campus Support Service Coordinator
Paul Lester, Maintenance, Environmental Services
Eyanna Levy, CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Nakita Morton, LPN, Rosa Coplon Living Center
George Purnell, Food Service Worker
Justin Rhineer, Food Service Worker
Shonna Samuel, CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Nicci-Michele Wasik, Unit Nurse Supervisor LPN, Dosberg Manor
Recipe Corner
Who doesn't love easy, fresh summertime meals made easy? This no-cook zucchini noodles with pesto dish packs a flavor punch with plenty of summertime vegetables!

Do you have a family recipe you'd like to share in next month's newsletter? Submit your idea to your community's administrator, or email