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Congratulations to our May Employee of the Month, Lydia Connell.  Lydia has been a Certified Nurse Assistant for the last year, and has worked at Callaway Good Life Center for the past 4 months. 

Lydia loves to camp, swim and spend extra time reading or learning.  She lives with her Mother and Stepdad.  She has two full brothers, and three step-brothers.  She also has a “very cute nephew!”  Lydia also enjoys the time spent with her dad.

Lydia’s co-workers gave her this shout out, “Lydia jumps in and covers shifts, she is kind to residents and staff.  In addition to being a great C.N.A, Lydia is open to learning new things.  Her attitude and work ethic is a wonderful example to everyone.”

Lydia told us the reason she likes her job is, “I love being able to put a smile on people’s faces, and having the opportunity to positively impact someone’s day.”

Lydia makes us all smile!  Thank you for all your hard work.

 

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No Comments on Callaway Good Life Center 8th Annual Walkway of Flags

Callaway Good Life Center – presents our 8th Annual “Walkway of Flags”

Honor a loved one or their memory on our Walkway of Flags!

The walkway surrounding the Callaway Good Life Center will be decorated with dozens of American Flags during the Memorial Day holiday in honor of our armed forces, servicemen and women, friends, family members and loved ones. Celebrate the life of someone special and support our Center by sponsoring a flag for a donation of $25.00 or more.

We will tag your sponsored 12” X 18” flag with the name of your honored individual and place it with the others along our walkways beginning May 24nd, 2018. It will remain there through May 30thnd as a symbol of remembrance.

Residents and visitors of Callaway Good Life Center can view this display at their leisure. In addition, everyone is invited to a short dedication ceremony of the Walkway on Wednesday May 30th, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Callaway Good Life Center.

Please fill out the information below and return it with your donation of $25.00 or more. Celebrate a special person and help support the mission of the Callaway Good Life Center! Then project we are working to raise funds for this year are new bedspreads that provide a homey look and feel for our resident’s beds.
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Name:___________________________________________

Address:_________________________________________

City,State,Zip:_____________________________________

Phone: __________________________

Number of Flags: ___________

Donation Enclosed: $ ______________($25, $50, $100, Other $)
Make check payable to Callaway Good Life Center

Flag(s) in honor of: ___________________________________________
Flag(s) in memory of: _________________________________________

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Jerry’s vision of a sidewalk that extends from the Callaway Community Center to the Callaway Good Life Center is well on it’s way to being a reality! This is being funded all by donations! What a wonderful man who started this project and the wonderful donors who made it happen!!

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Congratulations to our April Employee of the Month, Alexis Springer.

Alexis has been with us since November, 2017.  She is a Certified Nurse Assistant on our evening shift.  Alexis has been a C N A for 18 months.

Alexis enjoys spending time outside, running, being with her family in Lincoln, and spending time with her dog Remi!  Alexis’s family all live in Lincoln.  She has 1 brother and 1 sister.  She came to Callaway with her boyfriend Tyler Lynch.  They are enjoying life with 3 month old pup Remi!

 Alexis co-workers nominated her, and Remi.  They said, “Alexis and her new puppy came out for a visit on Good Friday.  She had Remi all dolled up in an Easter Bunny outfit and went from room to room so the residents had a visit from the “Easter Bunny”!  Thanks Alexis, and Remi!”

We asked Alexis why she enjoys her job, and she replied, “I like being a C N A, because I enjoy making others lives just a little easier.  I am going to school to be an RN, and hopefully become a part of Hospice staff.  I enjoy spending time with my residents.”

We enjoy having Alexis as part of our team and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.

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No Comments on March 2018 Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Sandy Oliver, our April 2018 Employee of the Month!

  Sandy worked in the Dietary Department during high school and came to work for us full time after graduation. Not only does she work as a dietary aide, she also works part time in housekeeping.  She is very devoted to our facility and we enjoy her immensely.

Sandy’s interests include running, watching T.V. and reading.  She recently moved into her own apartment but still enjoys time spent with her Mom  Molly, Step Dad Kent, and her little sister Allison.

When asked why she loves doing what she does, her reply was, “I love working with the elderly.”  This is evident by the way she interacts with all of the residents.  We see the joy she brings to each and every one of them.

Sandy’s fellow workers state that “Sandy goes the extra mile for CGLC.  Not only does she work in dietary, but she also works in housekeeping, and if that doesn’t keep her busy, busy, busy, she also fills in whenever she is needed.  You are a great joy to have in our facility!”

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CLICK HERE:    April 2018 Activity Calendar

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CLICK HERE – March 2018 Activity Calendar

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Congratulations to our February Employee of the Month!

Jodie is new to our facility as of November 2017.  She is a Certified Nurse Assistant with two years of experience in the field.   

Jodie has two children, 2 year old Couper and 1 year old Rayna.  Jodie and her children’s Daddy have lived together for 8 years. They also enjoy their 2 dogs.  Jodie loves spending time with her children, enjoying music and dancing in her free time from work.

Jodie’s co-workers report that she has an amazing personality and is always happy and caring.  This shout out is to remind her of how much we appreciate that smile and positive outlook.  The compassion she extends to every person in this home is priceless. Another shout out tells of Jodie assisting residents down to activities.   One day, just shortly after we started playing the national Anthem as we do at the beginning of our Morning Gatherings every week day, she stopped, faced the flag and waited until the end before finishing and leaving the room.  She also takes the time to communicate the wishes of the residents.

When asked why she enjoys her job, Jodie says, “I enjoy being a caregiver because I genuinely care about the residents and helping support and encourage their needs.”  This is evident in everything she does for our residents and co-workers.

Jodie, we appreciate your caring and dedication to our residents and this facility.  Your sparkling personality makes everyone smile. It was definitely a blessing to us when you applied for employment in November!  Great job!!!

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No Comments on New Mechanical Lift Thanks to the Custer County Foundation!

Thank you to the Custer County Foundation for your $3000 grant towards the

purchased of our new mechanical lift for our facility!

 

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Congratulations to our January 2018, Employee of the month, Allison Hardee.

Allison has been working at the Callaway Good Life Center since February of 2017.  She is a Certified Nurse Assistant with 2 years’ experience and is very good at her job. 

Allison’s co-workers have remarked that “Allison really mirrors what a responsible and courteous C N A is.  We are so fortunate to have her as a part of our team.  She truly is a team player, she stays positive-which can be rare in this business.  She is always willing to help others and is so good with our residents and families.  I see her interact with her co-workers positively and she helps everyone’s job go smoothly.  Thank you Allison!”  Other comments include, “This employee has a fantastic and extremely positive attitude!  She is kind, caring and she has the cutest puppy!  Speaking of puppy, she brings “Marshall” to visit the residents on some of her days off.  Not only do the residents love to see him, the employees get a stress free puppy fix!”

Allison’s hobbies, besides spending time with that adorable puppy Marshall, are being crafty.  She has 4 brothers and 4 sisters, Mom and stepdad, Dad and stepmom.  Christmas and holidays must be fun at their house!

We asked Allison why she enjoys what she does and this is her reply, “I get to help my residents do what they can’t do on their own, and it makes me happy when they are happy.  Plus it’s like having a bunch of grandmas and grandpas who love you.  The relationships outweigh the work I do.”

Well said Allison, congratulations and keep up the great work!

 

 

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