As Thanksgiving approaches, we asked our Friendly Senior Living residents and staff to share what they are thankful for. Their responses reflect a deep gratitude for family, friends and the “little” things in our lives which have such great meaning. We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season ahead!
I am thankful that after having our foster son for 2 years, we will finally be adopting him on Friday, which is also National Adoption Day!! Melissa, Case Manager, Glenmere
I am so very thankful to have this wonderful opportunity to be the Director of Dining Services here at the beautiful Friendly Home. I am grateful for my wonderful team members in Dining Services and throughout the Friendly Home….what an awesome group to collaborate with to do our best to make a difference for our wonderful Members each and every day!! Cindy, Director of Dining Services
Well, I can share that I am EXTREMELY thankful for my new family here at the Friendly Home and the kindness and support that everyone has shown me since being one of the new kids on the block! This feels like ‘home away from home’! Darla, Marketing & Development
I am thankful for working with so many whose hearts are in the right spot. Beth, Social Worker
I am thankful for: my job at the Friendly Home, the kind people I work with every day, the Members who entrust me to care for them, my family & overall excellent health:) I am also thankful for the simple things in life that make me smile: the beauty of upstate New York & the four seasons. May everyone enjoy the upcoming holiday season with open arms and hearts. Happy Thanksgiving! Janann, Assistant Nurse Manager, Morgan Place
There are so many things to be grateful for this year. I am grateful for my children for without them my life would be incomplete. I am grateful for my employment here at the Friendly Home for two reasons. First, this job has afforded me the ability to provide for my family. Second, it is rare nowadays to find an employer that actually cares about its employees. I am grateful for my parents’ support and guidance for my children when I cannot be there because of work. I am grateful that I find the strength to rise every day to continue to provide for my family. I am grateful for my brothers and sisters in uniform for taking up where I left off in the service of this great nation. I am thankful to God for making all of these things possible for without His blessing none of it could happen. There is a difference between being grateful and being thankful. I think we lose sight of that fact sometimes. Michael, Security Guard
I am very thankful for the love and support of my family and friends. Judy, Receptionist, Glenmere Assisted Living & Memory Care
I am grateful to work in a beautiful senior community where every day, we make a positive difference in the lives of our residents. Robin, Sales Coordinator, Glenmere Assisted Living & Memory Care
Some Friendly Home Members shared their Thanksgiving thoughts as well. They expressed gratitude for:
My family, our health and my new granddaughter!
Three intelligent daughters!
Plenty of food.
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