If anyone can tell you about what life is like at Village Green, it’s Mary Esterbrook. For 38 years she has worked in the environmental services department at the Greater Napanee long-term care home.
In today’s OMNIway video, we hear from Mary, who has been at Village Green longer than any other staff member.
“I have family coming in and out of here all the time,” she says. “I don’t even know half the time that we are related, (then) a resident comes in and we get talking, and they say, ‘you realize that we’re related? We’re distant cousins.’ Or ‘your mum knew my mum.’ ”
Mary says what energizes her about her work is the difference she can make to residents every day.
“If a resident is having a down day I give them a hug and they appreciate that,” she says.
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