Miriam Habetemariam Resident Assistant Employee of the Month
Miriam was born and raised in Asmara, Eritrea, and where is that you might ask? The State of Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. Miriam says if she could travel anywhere in the world, this is where she would go because her family lives there.
Besides helping people, Miriam loves to read, spend time with her family and friends and she loves to cook!
Miriam has been helping people at Coventry for four years and likes the fact that her schedule can be very flexible. "It's a nice place to work." And we are glad you are here Miriam!
Lexi Morales Resident Assistant
With her roots in Forest Lake, where Lexi was raised and has lots of family, she says if she could travel anywhere in the world, she would go to Jalisco, Mexico to stay at her mom's house. Her husband's family is there also and she could visit with them. That makes a lot of sense since being with family and friends rates high on Lexi's favorite things to do. She also loves to spend time outside with her horses.
Lexi has been at Coventry for three and a half years and loves each resident like family. She says "they always make me smile and enjoy coming to work."
Thanks for all you do Lexi!
Alice Woodman Activities Assistant
Alice has been an employee of Coventry Senior Living for three and a half years. When asked what she liked best about her work her she replied, "I like the people, interacting with them and learning their memories from their lives. I also like the music, parties and all of the enjoyment we share together."
Alice also teaches Aqua Fitness classes at Xperience Fitness and enjoys biking, walking and stenciling. She loves art and travel and spending time with her three grandsons who are 3, 5 and 6 years old. Alice said she would love to travel to Africa on a mission trip so that she could be of help to the people there and see all the animals.
Born in St. Paul, her family moved to Esko, MN and was there a few years before moving back to St. Paul's east side.
Thank you Alice, for all you do for the Coventry Community.
Napa Howard Resident Assistant
"I like to work here because everyone here is nice!" was Napa's reply when asked why she likes to work at Coventry. Napa has been a resident assistant for 3 years at Coventry Senior Living.
Napa, who was born and raised in Liberia, likes to cook, dance and shop. Her family is very important to her and spending time with them is one of her favorite things.
If given the opportunity, Napa said she would love to go back home to Liberia and see her brother, sister and nephew.
Thanks for taking good care of our residents, Napa!
Karen Appeldoorn Housekeeping
Karen has been a housekeeper at Coventry for the last three years and says the best thing about her work is "I like working in an environment where I can perhaps make a difference in our resident's lives, even if it's a smile or good morning. I can see it makes a difference in their daily lives and it is so rewarding for me."
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Karen says she would love to travel to Rome to see ancient ruins such as the Coliseum, Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica. While there she would also like to visit the Vatican museums, restaurants and shops.
Karen likes to keep busy when not at work but some of her favorites hobbies include gardening, walking with her husband and cooking. She likes to relax by sitting by a fire, sitting in the gazebo or soaking in the hot tub.
We appreciate all you do for Coventry Karen!
Mary Swendson Activity Assistant
Mary came to work at Coventry Senior Living in mid 2014. She loves our residents and enjoys spending time with them, and making them feel special, "since they definitely are!" They love you too Mary!
Born in Somerset, WI, Mary grew up on a farm and absolutely loved it. Some of her favorite things are being outdoors, dancing, reading and spending time with her family. "My family is very important to me!"
Some day, Mary would like to travel to Israel, so "I can walk on the same ground that Jesus did."
Thank you for brightening the lives of our residents Mary!
Glenna Hallis Care Attendant
Glenna loves to read and is a fan of the Minnesota Wild Hockey in winter and Nascar in the summer. She stays busy in her "off" time with her daughters, brothers and/or sisters.
Glenna is a native Minnesotan, born in Albert Lea but raised on a farm in Woodbury before it became the busy city it is today. Though she loves Minnesota, she would love to travel; to Vermont and Maine some fall to see the turning of the fall colors. "I can also go and eat all the lobster I want!"
When asked what she likes best about her role at Coventry Senior Living she says, "It is definitely the residents; they make me feel good about myself because of how I care for them. I like to bring happiness into their lives." Glenna has been at Coventry since 2014.
Thanks for making a difference!
Nancy Stanton Housekeeper
Nancy was born in St. Paul and says, "I still live there today!"
Some of Nancy's favorite things to do are painting, reading. She stays fit by walking with her dogs, another favorite pastime.
Because traveling is another favorite, Nancy travels to New York every May to visit her daughter, a dancer, and watch her fabulous recitals.
When asked what she liked best about working at Coventry, Nancy had this to say, "Working with our seniors, they really put a smile on my face. They're so thankful for the work we do."
Thank you Nancy, for helping keep Coventry bright and shining.
Deanna Giller Care Attendant
Deanna was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Shoreview MN with her parents when she was five years old. She has been a care attendant for over 6 years.
Deanna enjoys walking her dog, spending time with her mom on the boat and riding horses. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she would pack her bags for Paris to do some shopping and enjoy the delicious pastries that "are like no other!"
She also enjoys spending time with Coventry's fun-loving team, the residents and their families. "It's like we are all one big happy family!"
Thank you Deanna for your gift of time to Coventry!
Bob Odland Environmental Services Director
A Minnesota native, Bob enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family at the cabin. One of Bob's dreams would be to travel to Alaska for some fishing and to take in the sights.
From changing a light bulb to painting, shoveling the walkway or supervising Coventry's housekeepers, Bob ensures our building always looks nice, inside and out.
Bob says he enjoys doing whatever he can to help our residents and can be found from time to time taking care of minor resident maintenance issues. "I try to make them comfy and happy."
Sherry Christiansen Outreach and Sales Director
I left my home in Kentucky in 2004 and since then, have lived in upstate New York, central Illinois, and now eastern Minnesota. I fell in love with the senior population years ago when I started work at a nursing home as a certified nursing assistant. After working in private duty nursing and at many medical offices, I became a Realtor for Coldwell Banker.
I have three children and three grandchildren and when I'm not being a "helper," I love to craft - from crochet and knitting to painting. My husband and I love to travel, try new restaurants, watch movies and attend concerts. I am excited to be at Coventry Senior Living helping our seniors find home again.
Christy Holland Activity Director and Music Therapist
Christy Holland is from a small farming community in North Carolina. She received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy with a minor in psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Christy moved to Minnesota for an internship at a care center in Stillwater. After completing her internship, she accepted a programming position at her internship site. Christy has worked as a Memory Care Program Director and Music Therapy Director. She is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist, and has completed the Associate level of training for The Validation Method.
Christy enjoys working with residents, family and staff at Coventry Senior Living to build community, help provide an engaging and enjoyable environment, and improve residents’ quality of life.
Coventry of Mahtomedi is managed by Ebenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division of Fairview Health Services and has 100 years of experience serving older adults.
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