2017 MVV Winners: 3 Women Who Go the Extra Mile
They bring a smile to residents’ faces. They do the little things that make a difference. They bond with residents, and their pets. They are Enlivant’s MVV (Mission Vision Values) Winners: Fran McCutcheon, Tanya Weller and Jennifer Frazier. Learn more about these amazing women and how they’ve consistently delivered on Enlivant’s core values: compassion, humility, integrity, excellence and fun.
Fran McCutcheon, Resident Care Partner, Ten Oaks Place, Lawton, OK
According to her colleagues, “Everyone should have a Fran.” Here’s why. Since joining Ten Oaks Place back in 1991, Fran has cared for hundreds of residents, and she can remember something special about each one of them. Fran always makes time to do the “extras” for her residents, whether that is helping them put on lipstick or making sure they’re wearing their favorite piece of jewelry. “The compassion that she has for our residents is something that cannot be taught. It is a gift that she was born with and has been fortunate to develop here at Ten Oaks Place,” says one of her colleagues. No wonder she’s is considered a “treasure” by colleagues and residents alike.
Tanya Weller, Housekeeper, Helena Place, Port Royal, SC
Evacuating residents during a hurricane is not on Tanya’s job description. But that didn’t stop her from being one of the first to volunteer last summer when Hurricane Harvey hit South Carolina. It’s just one of the many ways Tanya goes above and beyond at Helena Place. She also has wonderful relationships with her residents—and their pets. She’ll often spend her break time taking these furry friends on walks. Dubbed by the residents as “the woman that can do anything,” you can find Tanya doing everything from repairing the residents’ TVs, to replacing their hearing aide batteries when their hands are too unsteady.
Jennifer Frazier, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Digby Place, Lafayette, IN
“Jennifer is made of gold,” says one of her residents. She began working at Digby Place so she could be closer to her mom who was a resident there for eight years. For someone whose life’s goal is to “make the world happier,” Jennifer couldn’t have chosen a better career. She finds ways to connect with residents and does anything she can to brighten their day, whether it’s taking them out for a special one-on-one lunch or making an extra trip to the store. Jennifer frequently bonds with other families who are visiting and helps them by sharing her perspective of a child seeing their mother age and go through a cognitive change. Jennifer is also active in dementia research, as her mother is currently struggling through the disease process.
On behalf of all of us at Enlivant, we thank Fran, Tanya, and Jennifer for enriching the lives of the many seniors they care for, inspiring our team members, and helping to make our communities vibrant.