Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, proudly recognized employees for their dedication to caregiving over a significant length of time during the annual “One in a Million Club” luncheon held Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Bally Hotel.
Providing care for individuals in declining age, illness or dementia is a tough and—sometimes—thankless job, but that does not keep the employees of Chestnut Knoll At Home from going above and beyond their duties. The “One in a Million Club” was created to show appreciation and recognition to employees who have achieved longevity while excelling in their caregiving roles.
Linda Detwiler, director of Chestnut Knoll At Home Services, presented each new honoree with a small plaque. She thanked the group for their continued efforts to providing outstanding, compassionate care to the senior clients in the communities they serve. Many employees in the group have provided Chestnut Knoll At Home with six or more years of caregiving services.
“It is with our sincere appreciation and gratitude that we recognize them for their commitment to caring for the elderly population that we serve in the tri-county area,” said Linda Detwiler, director of Chestnut Knoll At Home. “It is also my privilege to recognize them for their outstanding compassion, dedication and professionalism, as they have truly made a difference in so many lives over these years.”
The four new caregivers from Chestnut Knoll At Home that joined the club are Carole Kehl, Susan Knoble, Maryanne Meehan and Louise Stierly. All of these caregivers began working at Chestnut Knoll in 2011.
In addition to the new honorees, 25 other caregivers were recognized for their longevity and dedication to the community they serve. The caregivers, along with the year they began working at Chestnut Knoll, include:
Laura Boyd, 2007Marilyn Herbst, 2009
Nancy Hague, 2007Ginny Kriebel, 2009
Mary Kauffman, 2007Lori Frame, 2010
Nina Newcomb-Orner, 2007Colleen Felton, 2010
Linda Schaeffer, 2007Diana Gross, 2010
Marie Schwager, 2007Lucille Hartman, 2010
Joni Weller, 2007Ifeoma Onukegbe, 2010
Susan Domino, 2008Judy Soos, 2010
Lisa Kemmerer, 2008Karen Strother, 2010
Vicky Kulp, 2008Shirley Williams, 2010
Kyra Marchesini, 2008Kayowna “Kay” Willington, 2010
Mary Beth Martinez, 2008Laura Woodrow, 2010
Merced Stauffer, 2008All recognized caregivers have their name put on a plaque, which is displayed in the Home Care office. Caregivers who have accomplished 11 years of service were honored during the President’s Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Yellow House Hotel.