Krok-Horton wins VHCA’s Recreation Services Assistant of the Year award

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:46pm -- Denise Sortor

Patrick Krok-Horton, recreation services assistant at Wake Robin, Vermont’s first Life Plan Community, was named Vermont Health Care Association’s Recreation Services Assistant of the Year.  VHCA is an advocate for quality care and collaboration between Vermont's residential care, nursing, and long-term care communities.  The Award was presented at the organization’s Annual Conference and Trade Show in Stowe on September 26.

“I’m honored to have been chosen as the recipient of this award,” said Patrick Krok-Horton of Wake Robin. “To be recognized by peers and colleagues for the work you do is an amazing experience, and I’m so thankful to have the support of such a great team. I look forward to continuing to develop creative new ways to keep the residents at Wake Robin engaged and fulfilled.”

Mr Krok-Horton has been a member of the Wake Robin team for over six years. He previously served as an LNA in the Linden Health Center before joining the Resident Services Department a year and a half ago. As a Recreation Services Assistant, Patrick is part of a team working to implement new programs and activities for residents across all care levels. In this role, Patrick is deeply committed to building strong relationships with residents to ensure that the programs developed will suit their needs. He takes pride in coming up with innovative programs, like a full-size horse derby game, to engage the residents.

“Patrick has been a tremendous addition to the Recreations Services Department,” said Linda Phypers, director of health services at Wake Robin. “His dedication and passion for his work and the residents shine through everything he does and his creative thinking has helped the team to develop some great new activities and programs for the residents. He is a true asset to the Wake Robin community and we are thrilled that his hard work has been acknowledged by the VHCA.” For more information about Wake Robin, please visit

About Wake Robin

Located on 136 acres in Shelburne, Vermont, Wake Robin is a non-profit lifecare community offering the full continuum of living options for senior citizens. Ranging from 212 independent living cottages and apartments to the Linden Health Center, a five-star residential care and skilled nursing facility, Wake Robin offers the best in continuing care. Wake Robin is an active, safe, supportive community of adults. We value communication and fellowship, joy and humor. We welcome a diverse population and believe in everyone’s lifelong dignity and worth. Wake Robin’s first priority is the care and well being of every resident. To learn more, please visit