Amanda joined the Elmcroft of Mount Washington team a little over a year ago. She was originally hired to work with residents who have dementia in the Heartland Village program. Because of her success in that role, she was promoted to her current position as the community’s Healthy Lifestyles Director. It is a role she cherishes. She knows the activities she organizes enrich residents’ lives.
Every day Amanda hears from residents and from their families. Both are grateful for the friendships she has built with them. Residents know she will be there with something fun and engaging for them to participate in throughout the day. Her goal is to have at least six activities each day for her residents, and she usually exceeds that number.
When describing resident life at Elmcroft Senior Living, Amanda will tell you it is a nice place to be at any age. “Our motto is that our community is like a cruise ship without the water,” states Amanda.
Whether it is organizing and overseeing a musical program, an exercise and dance class, a birthday party or –yes—even Bingo, a Healthy Lifestyles Director is always on the move. The role is well-supported at Elmcroft Senior Living communities. Team members from all disciplines are encouraged to join residents for a life enrichment activity at least once each month.
Amanda also spends time with residents and their family members. She knows that interaction helps make life better for older adults who call Elmcroft home while giving their children and grandchildren peace of mind. Adult children know Amanda looks out for the well-being of their senior loved ones.
Ask Amanda what keeps her at Elmcroft and why others should consider a career with Elmcroft and she will tell you there are many reasons. One is the teamwork. The organization’s culture encourages team members to pitch in and help one another out. Amanda will also tell you the tools the company provides help make her job go more smoothly. Those range from monthly activity themes to networking opportunities with her peers at Elmcroft communities across the country. Another reason Amanda continues to choose Elmcroft each day is for the opportunities it affords her. She believes the company values its employees and rewards success by promoting from within.
Elmcroft Senior Living is dedicated to enriching the lives of the individuals who live and work with us by repsonding to the unique needs and unviversal desire for dignity and respect.