Congratulations to our July Employee of the Month Laurie DeLaune.
Laurie has been an employee at the Good Life Center over 6 years. She is one of our Certified Nurse Aides and also helps with Restorative. Laurie’s career as a C N A began in 2008. Her hobbies include reading, sewing, baking (especially if it’s chocolate!) and being with her grandchildren. She has 3 daughters, Emily, Shalina and Michaela, one son-in-law Brad who is married to Michaela. She also has 4 grandchildren, Neal, Rebecca, Jack and Penelope.
Laurie’s co-workers shout out stated, “Laurie stepped up and took over the Morning Gatherings in Jeanie’s absence. She enlisted the help of her grandkids and the residents enjoyed every minute. Each time I ventured down the hall in the morning there was a different activity. One day Laurie played the piano and the residents played “ Name that hymn”. Thank you Laurie for your enthusiasm and inventiveness in serving and for your bravery in stepping out of your comfort zone to help!”
When we asked Laurie why she enjoys what she does, she said, “I love having a job where I can make a little difference for the better in someone else’s life. The residents have become like family for me. They give me more than I could ever give them back! They have enriched my life so much.”
Laurie, we think you offer more than a “little difference” for our residents. You produce smiles from everyone you come in contact with. Thank you for your service!