March came in like a lamb and left like a lion. COVID-19 arrived and Team Care set in motion practices to ensure everyone’s safety while maintaining the same excellent level of care we pride ourselves on. Thank you to all who continue to adjust to this new normal.
We would like to welcome three new hires in the Grande Prairie area, two in Grimshaw/Peace River, one at Stone Brook and we also hired a part-time Scheduling Assistant and a casual in our Food Program. Welcome to the team everyone!
We also send our best wishes out to Lydia Levers as she begins a new chapter in her life.
This month we are saying thank you to a long-time Team Care member. Cleofe Villaflor is a Support Worker and is celebrating her 10-year work anniversary this year!
Why did I apply:
Finances aside, I stayed and will continue to stay, because to me, I found myself feeling at home and at peace with my working environment. Also because I see the value of the work we’re doing, and the change, no matter how little, that we are creating for the individuals we’re looking after.
What I do when I’m stressed:
I ask myself: For whom do we toil?
How do I practice self-care:
I just sleep, cook for my daughter or listen to folk and country songs and go for a month-long vacation to the Philippines.
What I would say to founding parents:
I would tell them that their vision has come to fruition and CONGRATULATIONS! I would also tell them not to stop improving and thinking of better ways to help and support our individuals.
Where I’m from:
I’m from a small town in the island-province of Catanduanes in the Philippines. I’m a single mom of a 23-year-old daughter, who now is pursuing an after-degree course in the medical field at the University of Alberta.
What I do on my spare time:
I read books and if I am feeling a bit under the weather, I would just ring my family back in the Philippines. We would chat until the wee hours. “Family time is always a good time.“
If I could have lunch with anyone:
I would have lunch with my mom and dad, and my 2 brothers. They’re all gone. But I still would want to have lunch with them even in my dreams.
My hidden talent:
I can sing and play the guitar.
What people don’t know about me:
I have an accounting degree and a 2-year Masters in Business Administration.
Love as if there’s no tomorrow!