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Welbi Heroes

Our users inspire us every day. We want to highlight the unsung heroes of senior living communities, Recreation Professionals, and tell their stories!

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May 2022
How Travis Bruntz Adapts Programming to Fit the Needs of New Residents at Healthwin

This month, Director of Life Enrichment Travis Bruntz shares how he revamped his activity calendar to meet the needs and interests of a new resident population at Healthwin. Travis worked in education for twenty years before he began his career in senior living. He has now been a Director of Life Enrichment for about one year. 

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March 2022
How Lisa Moorhead Innovates to Create Award-Winning Recreation Programming

This month, Lisa Moorhead explains how she develops innovative activities for Comox Valley’s award-winning recreation program. Comox Valley, a Berwick retirement community in BC, has been an important part of Lisa’s life in the sixteen years she’s held her position.

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February 2022
How Jill Kelly is Boosting Resident Engagement and You Can Too

For Therapeutic Recreation Month, Jill Kelly shares her advice as a Recreation Therapist on how you can boost resident engagement in your community. Jill got her start in senior living working as a health care assistant. She wanted to spend more quality time with the residents, so she made a career change.

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January 2022
Bringing Joy to Senior Living — Why Melissa Milford Chose Her Career in Recreation and Why You Should Too 

We’re happy to introduce you to Melissa Milford, our first Welbi Hero of 2022! Melissa is an Activation Aide at Algoma Manor. She started at Algoma as part of the housekeeping team, but as she got to know the residents better, she was inspired to improve their lives.

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December 2021
Sharing Smiles at Shepherd — An Interview With Christina Branch

Christina Branch is a resident assistant at Shepherd Village, a seniors’ community in Toronto, Ontario. Christina got her start in the senior living industry when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a career change. Thanks to the chance she took, Christina found her calling.

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November 2021
Recreation’s Incredible Benefits — An Interview With Robyn Heaney

Robyn is the Activity Coordinator at Marina Point Village, an Autumnwood community in North Bay, Ontario. Before she got her start in senior living, Robyn had always worked with children and youth. She started out as a PSW but found herself intrigued by the activity department.

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October 2021
Meaningful Moments at the Crofton Manor — An Interview With Jennifer Nash

Jennifer is a Director of Recreation at The Crofton Manor, a Revera retirement community in Vancouver, B.C. She has fifteen years of experience working in Revera communities, and she’s held her position at Crofton Manor for five years.

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September 2021
Making Memories at Sunridge Gardens — An Interview With Jennifer Wasden

Jennifer Wasden, recreation manager at Sunridge Gardens, has devoted years of her life to improving the health and wellness of older adults. With an impressive twenty-one years of experience, Jennifer is an industry veteran.

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August 2021
Every Day a New Adventure — An Interview With Jacqueline Siemens

Meet Jacqueline Siemens, active living manager at Berwick on the Park and Welbi's Hero of the Month! Find out how Jacqueline is making every day an adventure for her residents in beautiful Kamloops, B.C.

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July 2021
Every Wrinkle Has a Story — An Interview With Rachelle Rowland

Welbi is excited to introduce Rachelle as our first Hero of the Month as part of a series we’re launching to shine a spotlight on recreation professionals who go above and beyond for their residents.

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