Q: What sort of training did you receive that helps you in your role at Menno Place
A: I have a certificate in Gerontology-Based Therapeutic Recreation that enabled me to become an Activity Practitioner and for years, I have worked in several Long-Term Care Facilities, delivering leisure programs for older adults. Eventually, I obtained my degree in Social Work where I’ve had experience in DTES, General Rehabilitation, Older Adults Mental Health, and Residential Care settings.
Q: Why do you enjoy working at Menno Place?
A: I love the philosophy of Menno Place and what it stands for in the community. I stand behind the mission, vision, and values that guide the organization and when I come to work, I see these principles at work with the staff in how they provide care for the residents. It’s a privilege to be able to work in such a warm and caring environment, as well as to be a part of the residents’ lives.
Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Q: Who knows you best in the whole world?
A: My best friend and my fiancé.
Q: List four adjectives that person would use to describe you.
Q: What do you listen to in the car?
A: CBC Radio. Or anything. I love music. (i.e. Pop, Indie, Country, Hip Hop, etc.)
Q: What is your favorite family recipe?
A: Vegetable Spring Rolls and Chicken Coconut Curry
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
A: I would love to visit Cappadocia, Turkey to experience the hot air balloon rides and see the fairy chimneys.
Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last year?
A: God has been teaching me the importance of establishing boundaries in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, for myself and in relation to others.