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Griswold Home Care celebrates decade of service

Shown at the presentation of the Senate Tribute to Griswold Home Care are (l-r) Cheryl Jankowski, regional director of Griswold Home Care; owner Maryanne Murray; Sen. Ernie Lopez; and Justin Money, executive director of the Salisbury, Md. office.  In front are Lopez's children, Anna, left, and Claire. SOURCE SUBMITTED
November 12, 2013

This year, Griswold Home Care marks 10 years of helping older residents in Sussex County live longer in their homes, providing caregivers to families who need some assistance.

In recognition of this milestone, Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, presented owner Maryanne Murray with a Senate Tribute Oct. 10. "We are so proud to be able to continue Jean Griswold's legacy of nonmedical home care at an affordable cost, and we thank those who have helped us achieve this success," said Murray.

In 1982, Jean Griswold started the Overnight Sitting Service in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. She won a reputation by referring carefully screened caregivers at an affordable cost, and the need in the community created a thriving business.

After working for Griswold for several years, Murray bought the Wilmington office in 1999. Requests for help from southern Delaware inspired Murray to open a satellite office in Sussex County, and in 2003 the office, currently located upstairs from Café Azafran in Lewes, officially began helping older Delawareans in Sussex County and later Kent County.

Cheryl Jankowski has been the director since its inception in 2003. The Sussex County office has helped more than 2,000 clients and families in the past decade. For more information, call the Lewes office at 302-644-6990.