National Magazine Honors Tarrytown Elder Advocate

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – A local social services provider has been named to Social Work Today magazine’s 2017 List of 10 Notable Social Workers in the Nation.

Sherry Saturno
Sherry Saturno Photo Credit: Contributed

Sherry Saturno, director of social services at Sprain Brook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scarsdale, is profiled in the magazine’s January/February issue, according to a statement, which said that she specializes in caring for the aging and is an advocate to safeguard elders from abuse and exploitation.

Saturno, who holds graduate degrees from Columbia and Long Island universities, according to the statement, which said that she also wrote and produced a 2016 award-winning national documentary, “Human Investment.”

The accolades are just the latest for Saturno, a Tarrytown resident who in October was named the winner of the Champion of Social Justice Award by the National Association of Social Workers for New York.

“I think one of the most important things I can do is let people know they're not alone,’’ she said soon after winning the award. “It doesn't matter what the circumstances are."

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