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Webster at Rye Dedicates Dental Office in Memory of Board Member Lindsay Josephs

Webster at Rye is pleased to announce the formal dedication of their dental office in memory of Lindsay Josephs, Rye resident and former Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation.  Trustees, family members and friends gathered for the dedication and the installation of a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the dental office, recognizing Lindsay’s vision, passion and advocacy for accessible oral health care.

During a long tenure as Program Director at the Endowment for Health in Concord, Lindsay's dynamic leadership and careful grant funding decisions laid the groundwork for changes in oral health policy, both in New Hampshire and across the nation.

Webster at Rye became the fortunate recipient of one of Lindsay’s grant-funding decisions in 1999. Tom Argue, CEO and Administrator of Webster at Rye, had submitted a grant application that would provide Webster residents with a fully equipped dental office and access to regular dental care.  Since that date, hundreds of Webster at Rye residents have received free and discounted dental care.

The importance of accessible oral health care for nursing home, assisted living and memory care residents has far-reaching effects.  Maintaining good oral hygiene helps seniors minimize pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.