From Our CEO: Welcome to the Gratitude Tour!
Welcome to our Gratitude Tour!
Over the past year, we’ve achieved so much: more than 95% of our employees and residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, recognized as a Great Place to Work for three years in a row, and made inclusion a core value to ensure all our employees and residents feel like they belong.
There’s so much to celebrate, so our CEO Dan Guill and our leadership team are hitting the road on a Gratitude Tour, visiting communities and thanking them for everything they do to serve our seniors!
Dan will be sharing highlights from the road and a look behind the scenes at each of the communities he visits. Check out his first stops to Bailey Place, Marigold Place, and DeWolfe Place below, and see highlights from our second Gratitude Tour stops right here.
Bailey Place: Bunkie, Louisiana
Bailey Place was one of the first places I visited to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for everyone at this special community.
Bailey Place was home to dozens of residents and staff from Terrebonne Place, a coastal community in Houma, LA, who evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Between the two communities, more than two dozen staff members’ homes were impacted – some suffering minor damage and some completely destroyed.
In spite of the circumstances, Bailey Place perfectly exemplified Creole hospitality. As we entered the community, music filled the dining room. Immediately, I felt at ease.
Marigold Place: Alexandria, Louisiana
Our next Gratitude Tour stop was to Marigold Place. As for first impressions, this community was buzzing!
With a long list of new residents slated to move in, all the staff was helping to get the community ready – and everyone had a smile. The positivity was contagious; I found myself smiling, too.
As I sat down with Executive Director Margaret and the leadership team, I had a feeling why all these new residents were choosing Marigold. And when I asked, their answer was no surprise: “word of (Marigold) mouth.”
Residents and their families are having such fantastic experiences at Marigold Place, and they keep spreading the word.
Walking through the hallways, the vibrancy and fun of this community was infectious. This team and all the residents truly love connecting with people, whether they’re colleagues, visitors, or fellow residents. Throughout my time here, I found myself coming back to Enlivant’s five core values: compassion; humility; inclusion; excellence; and fun. And at Marigold Place, one was plain to see: fun.
Spending time at Marigold Place was energizing, full of positivity, and genuinely so much fun. I can’t wait to go back.