This week, we are honoring team members who were nominated for our North Star Leadership Award. We are also submitting those who were nominated to Aging Services Stars Among Us campaign.
As we continue to honor those individuals who were nominated for Welcome Home Management’s North Star Leadership Award, and who were submitted to the Stars Among Us campaign at Aging Services, we come to our third nominee.
Our third nomination and Star Among Us is Sharon. She is a care provider at Twin Town Villa Senior Living in Breckenridge, Minnesota. This is her first nomination for the North Star Leadership Award.
Sharon was nominated by a resident of Twin Town Villa. She writes:
“I nominate Sharon H. for her duties and presence. She goes way beyond getting her work done and in my eyes, you never see her idle.
She is always friendly and very helpful – always with a smile!”
Inspire - What inspires you to serve older adults? Is there a mentor or fellow caregiver who motivates or helps you? What keeps you going on tough days?
“Their sincere appreciation for whatever you do for them. The compliments you receive for doing your best when caring for them and assisting however you can at the time.”
The people who help motivate me is the compassionate nurse to learn from in how to care for our residents.”
“What keeps me going is the smiles and greetings as you meeting in the hall and being asked “How are you today?” from the residents. The fact that they really care about you when you answer is the best.”
Serve - What does a career serving older adults mean to you? What is the most meaningful or rewarding part of your job? The most challenging?
“It means so much to be around people that I can learn as much from, as they have a lifetime of living experience.”
“The most rewarding part is knowing what I do for them on a daily basis makes a difference in their life, even if it just makes them smile or laugh.”
Advocate - What do you advocate for? What do you want public policy makers to know about the work you do?
“I advocate for older adults to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their health or disability.”
“I want our public policy makers to know that the work I do as a care provider makes their quality of life much better, especially for the resident’s who call our community home!”
Sharon has been doing an outstanding job since she came on board four years ago. All of us at Twin Town Villa and at Welcome Home congratulate her on her nomination.
For the past three years, Welcome Home has honored an individual that shows leadership abilities in their community or in the organization with the North Star Leadership Award. The North Star Leadership Award winner will be announced at Welcome Home’s Annual Winter Conference on February 23rd. Watch for more details on our live presentation as our conference date approaches.
Roman Bloemke, Director of Operations