Wiggin and Dana Partner Installed as President of The Jewish Home for the Elderly Fairfield Men's Club

October 8, 2010

- Wiggin and Dana Partner Leonard Leader was installed as the 12th President of The Jewish Home for the Elderly Men's Club on Thursday, October 7.

As the President of the Men's Club, Mr. Leader will preside at all meetings and appoint all Chairmen of Standing and Special Committees. Mr. Leader will represent the Men's Club at all Board Meetings of The Jewish Home for the Elderly and JHE Foundation. This is a two-year term.

"We are all so grateful for the leadership and long term commitment that Len Leader brings to the Men's Club Board of Directors. His energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor are at the core of an incredible group of volunteers that guide our efforts. The impact of the Men's Club on the life of our residents through their fundraising efforts is immeasurable, and I look forward to working with Len during his term."

He is a partner and Chair of the Private Client Services Department at Wiggin and Dana, a full service law firm with over 130 lawyers with offices in New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, New York City and Philadelphia. His primary practice includes estate and probate law, tax planning for individuals, elder law and family business succession planning. He is a frequent speaker on estate and tax planning topics to bar associations, business groups and continuing education programs. For several years he has been a presenter at an annual fiduciary income tax workshop for Professional Education Systems. Worth Magazine has recognized him as one of the country's top 100 attorney's serving affluent individuals. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Trusts and Estates and in Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine.

About the Men's Club
Since 1983, the Men's Club of The Jewish Home has communicated the important work of the Home through its contribution of volunteer and financial support. These efforts have identified and produced talented new leadership to help the Home thrive. The Men's Club has raised over $1.5 million for the residents of the Home.

About The Jewish Home
The Jewish Home, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a non-profit facility governed by a highly dedicated Board of Directors from our surrounding communities. 330 people live in the Home and 30 patients at a time receive post-acute rehabilitation as they transition from hospital to home. To meet the needs of seniors aging in place, the Home developed the Institute on Aging which offers Geriatric Assessments and Care Management plus Compassionate Care Companions and the Roy and Aline Friedman Home Care Agency. The Home's medical model Adult Day Center provides socialization and meaningful recreation. In response to an unfortunate but critical need, the Home opened the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the mission of The Jewish Home is to provide to primarily Jewish seniors the healthcare, housing and community-based services required to achieve the highest quality of life attainable.