Lori Gest, MSW
Director of Social Services
Lori graduated from Iona College in 2000 with a bachelor of science in social work and shortly after graduated from Fordham University in 2001 with her master of science in social work administration. She knew from an early age that her heart was in social work, starting out as an infant visiting her grandfather in a nursing home. As soon as she had her first internship experience in skilled nursing, Lori knew this was the environment in which she wanted to work; and almost 20 years later, she has never doubted that decision. "No one plans to become a nursing home resident, so it's up to us (the staff) to make sure they have a wonderful experience. I have a great team to work with here at The Grove, and that makes it easy to ensure that everyone receives all that they need."