|Andrew Applegate, President, since 2016|
For nearly 30 years I have had the opportunity to be
involved in a vocation where my gifts, my calling and even my weakness have
found a home. My greatest desire as a
leader is to create environments where
an individual’s mission and passion comes together to achieve a bigger
purpose. My mantra as of late has been
“At Arbor Acres, we set the stage for life’s next great performance”. To me, each of us is looking for the
opportunity to play the unique role we were created to play. Seeing the wonderful expressions of residents
and our artist staff’s unique art coming together to create something bigger
and beautiful is what sets Arbor Acres apart from the rest.
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|Ken Boyles, Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer, Since 2006|
||Keeping the finances in order is a challenge for an organization such as ours.
My staff and I are involved with the numbers and the details which are an
essential part of maintaining the financial viability of any organization. My
responsibility at Arbor Acres comes down to seeing that the dollars get into the
right bucket as they are received, come out of the right bucket as they are
spent and to be sure the bucket does not get empty.
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|Kathy Gwyn, Vice President of Health Services/Administrator, Since 2001|
I do not feel anyone could find a more rewarding type of nursing than long
term care. The impact that you make in a resident's life or
with a family member in any given day can make an impression that may last
a lifetime. I am so proud to be part of the Arbor Acres family.
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|Lynn Ross, Director of Marketing Arts, Since 2002|
||I love my job. My favorite part? Meeting the folks who are considering one of
the most important changes in their lives, relating to them, developing a
relationship with them, understanding their needs as they consider a move into
a retirement community, and explaining all Arbor Acres has to offer. Mostly
though, I love hearing their life stories. That never ceases to fascinate
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|Les Cranfill, Director of Environmental Arts, Since 1993|
||Over the many years I've been at Arbor Acres, I've made great friends here.
Colleagues, yes, but mostly with a resident population that appreciates what we
can do for them, whether they've lived here one year or twenty. One of my
greatest joys is working alongside new residents, creating the home they want
as they enter and helping them transition to a new lifestyle.
|Orielle Hope, Director of Talent Arts, Since 2016|
Inspiring people is what I do! Arbor Acres creates an
environment for our Artists (employees) to develop their full potential. My
role as Director of Talent Arts allows me to help motivate our staff to be the
best Artist they can be while providing excellent customer service to our residents.
|Denni Peebles, Director of Philanthropic Arts, Since 2013|
The words “philanthropic arts” just sound beautiful.
My responsibilities include making sure all residents live life fully and
no one ever has to leave…and that is a beautiful thing. It means serving
those with financial resources as well as those who have nothing. While I
am finding ways to engage the community in our mission and support our $1.3
million financial assistance need, I am also interacting with the most
delightful people you can imagine and enjoying fellowship that is fulfilling and
rewarding. Keep reading on our website and you will see exactly what I
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|Hannah Jessup (and Drex), Director of Arborview, Since 2014|
||My love for aging services started when I was a young girl who frequently asked
her mom, "What day this month are we going to the nursing home?" I loved
volunteering. This was the beginning of the path that would one day bring me to
Arbor Acres. I have a close work companion, Drex. He is a service dog through
Canine Companions for Independence. He works alongside me, has his own duties
and responsibilities, and possesses powers of perception that enable him to
serve as a loving companion for people who have dementia. My passion is to
foster living for those with dementia that is purposeful and meaningful.
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|Erin Scott, Marketing Arts Specialist, Since 2007|
What a wonderful place to work (and live)! The daily interaction with
residents and staff is priceless. Both times I was out on maternity
leave, not a day went by that I didn't receive an inspirational card
or note from a resident. Who wouldn't want this many grandmas and
grandpas? How lucky I am!!!
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|Annie Lawson, Concierge, Since 2008|
If I don't know the answer, I will try to find it. Working at the main desk
you have to enjoy people and I do. I love meeting all the smiling faces
interested in living here. I adore getting to see so many of the
folks that already call Arbor Acres home and most of all helping make
sure they are enjoying this time in their lives. This is a great
place to work and I thrive being in a position where I get to know,
love, and hopefully make a difference for so many.
|Jami Gerard, Fitness Coordinator, Since 2015|
Exercise, whether it is on land or in the water, has
always been a big part of my life. I am very thankful to be able to work at
Arbor Acres and promote healthy and active living to our residents.
Regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits, and it's
never too late to start!
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|Susan Smart, Asbury Place Continuing Care Arts Manager, Since 2001|
As Continuing Care Arts manager, my job is to provide
support to residents and their families. I enjoy assisting residents with
getting the services they need or want. I provide guidance with transitioning
residents through the continuum of care. My goal is to make sure each resident
is in the right place to receive the care that they require to flourish. In
this role for 14 years, Arbor Acres has fed my soul and allowed me to practice
my art. I treasure being a part of the Arbor Acres family.
|Joel Motsinger, Independent Living Continuing Care Arts Manager, Since 2015|
It is truly amazing to hear so many life stories and
experiences! Every resident at Arbor Acres is an unique individual and
my goal is to see every one of them enjoy life at the highest
possible level of emotional, physical and social well-being.
Whether it's for residents or their family, I'm here to answer any
question. Every day, Arbor Acres proves it is a special place, with
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|Sandra Thomas, Strickland Place at Fitzgerald Continuing Care Arts Manager, Since 2015|
I have worked with older adults in long term care for
over 20 years and am proud to be a part of the Arbor Acres team.
I strive to continue the tradition of excellence that Arbor Acres stands
for. Serving the residents and their families is extremely rewarding and
I love working with all different types of people.
|Jennifer Hemric, Volunteer Coordinator, Since 2016|
Aging is not what I do, it’s what I am. My passion for
working in the aging field is a passion that continues to blossom. Arbor
Acres is a community where aging is beautiful, embraced, and most importantly,
celebrated. As the Recreation Arts Volunteer Coordinator, I have the joy
of connecting folks with their talents and interests. This community
thrives off of volunteers. We encourage volunteer involvement as it not
only contributes to the well-being of the volunteer, but the Arbor Acres community
as a whole. What a magnificent place to be.
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