Beginning in August of 2011, University Place associate Michelle began working as a server in University Place's dining room. Even when serving meals, Michelle wanted to strive to learn something special about the residents she was around. She also noticed the Activity Director having parties and being the one to have the most fun with the residents and decided right then that she wanted to be an Activity Director.
Michelle has the makings of an Activity Director as she loves to crochet, knit enjoys crafts of most kinds. University Place has a program called "The Needle Works" and it's a time for anyone that does any type of needle craft to get together to help others or share ideas, and Michelle used that time to teach residents how to knit on the loom. One resident made over ten scarves on her loom for Christmas gifts!
Normally a bit quiet, Michelle has come out of her shell after becoming a Lifestyles Director and has noticed that residents enjoy themselves more when they see associates enjoying what they do. Michelle says, "Working here has helped me appreciate life and family. I love that my job helps seniors forget about problems they may be going through and I love that we become like family." With a heart like hers, it's easy to see why Michelle is a great Lifestyle Director!
Working here has helped me appreciate life and family. I love that my job helps seniors forget about problems they may be going through and I love that we become like family.