Chestnut Knoll employees celebrating perfect attendance in 2020.

Chestnut Knoll employees celebrating perfect attendance in 2020. From left: Kelly Rowley, Shirley Harkins, Amanda Garvey, Gussie Garvey, Anders Miller, Amy Hansen, Sam Gaugler, Kayla Grebe, Kathy Flicker, and Alexis Moyer. Missing from photo is Cindy Mehlman.

A group of employees at Chestnut Knoll managed to maintain perfect attendance throughout the pandemic, and, in keeping tradition, the personal care and memory care community safely came together to celebrate these outstanding individuals.

Eleven employees were recognized for their perfect attendance record in 2020. Each was presented with a Visa gift card valued up to $500 and celebrated with residents and management, who were also present to express their gratitude.

"In a year full of unprecedented challenges, this group proved fearless," said Executive Director Shawn Barndt. "They showed up for our residents, day in and day out. I can’t express enough how proud I am to lead a dedicated team. They unanimously agree that the motivation behind their success is their love for our residents!”

Chestnut Knoll is engrained in the Boyertown community and serves as one of the larger employers in the borough. Many employees have longstanding employment with Chestnut Knoll and its notable reputation is due in large part to its caregivers and staff for serving its residents and clients for the past two decades.

“At Chestnut Knoll, we are neighbors helping neighbors and it’s a difference you can feel when you walk through the door,” Barndt noted.

Congratulations to the following employees for achieving perfect attendance:

18 years: Kathy Flicker

4 years: Cindy Mehlman and Alexis Moyer

3 years: Samuel Gaugler and Shirley Harkins

2 year: Kayla Grebe

1 year: Kelly Rowley, Amanda Garvey, Gussie Garvey, Anders Miller and Amy Hansen

Chestnut Knoll is an award-winning senior community offering Personal Care and Memory Care residences at an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Services include 24-hour personal care assistance with medical support, meals, housekeeping, social events, and transportation. All residents have access to FOX Optimal Living, an evidence-based continuum of wellness and rehab services. Chestnut Knoll also offers At Home Services, available to seniors where they live. This service includes assistance with medication monitoring, personal care, companion care, light housekeeping and laundry, and transportation. For more information, call Jodie Daniels, assistant executive director, at 610-473-8066 or visit

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