You may think July is all about barbecues, but did you know July is National Culinary Arts Month, too? In fact, every year in July, the holiday celebrates professional cooks and chefs across the country. Cassia is blessed with exceptional chefs throughout our communities, and our goal is to feature them all. Today we’re introducing Regent at Burnsville Director of Culinary Services Ricco Mejia. He has been with us for eleven years.
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Cassia’s Regent at Burnsville Volunteer Marie Christianson was honored two weeks ago by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Volunteer of the Year Award in the Twin Cities metropolitan area (District G). The award honors a volunteer…
The Caregiver of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults and enrich the quality of life of those in their care. Wasuge was selected for the prestigious award out of a field of more than 60,000 professional caregivers in LeadingAge Minnesota’s membership.
At Cassia, we don’t just celebrate the holidays in December; we celebrate what’s behind them. That includes compassion, which is why we’re introducing you to Activities Assistant Melissa Grassl at Cassia’s Regent of Burnsville in Minnesota. Melissa has worked at Regent of Burnsville six years. According to Executive Director Vicki Tobroxen, Melissa demonstrates tremendous love and tenderness with residents and staff.
Resident Care Aide Gail Worrell has worked at Cassia’s Trinity Springs community in Oxford, Florida for two years, since the community opened. “Gail is a tremendous asset to Trinity Springs,” says Director of Health Services Danielle Murphy. “She is so full of love and life and brings a smile to any occasion. Gail has a passion for music and dancing and you will always find her singing and dancing with others to bring a smile to their faces.
Between June 17 and 24, we at Cassia are celebrating National Nursing Assistants Week in honor of all the excellent nursing assistants who help those we serve. We want to introduce one of our nursing assistants so you can get to know her. Karen Swenson has worked the PM shift from 3 to 11 p.m. for 13 years at the Milaca Elim Meadows health care center.
In addition to celebrating National Nurses Week, Cassia is also celebrating National Nurses Month in May. Our third nurse feature this month introduces Licensed Practical Nurse Jessica Abrahamson, who works at Cassia’s Elim Wellspring health care center in Princeton, Minnesota. Jessica has worked at Elim Wellspring for six years on the night shift.
Cassia is celebrating our nurses this month! We want you to meet Lake Ridge Assisted Living Director of Health Services Amber Crawford. Amber has worked at Lake Ridge in Buffalo, Minnesota for nine years.