I’ve worked at The Maplewood for over 17 years, first as a nursing assistant and currently in the therapy department. What I do now is a lot like being a personal trainer. I help the resident work through their exercise plans and make sure they are doing all they can to maintain their strength and mobility.
I love the personal interaction with the residents and knowing I made someone’s day better. I’m a big Zumba enthusiast, and I always bring that high energy into the therapy gym with me. I think everyone feeds off of that energy and it motivates them to do their own exercises. It’s a win-win for sure.