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We often focus on our beloved residents at Still Hopes because they inspire passion in us every day. But for this week’s blog, we wanted to introduce some of our staff - to find out what motivates and inspires them and brings them hope for 2021. Here’s what they had to say.

 

My New Years resolution is to get back on track with healthy habits like daily exercise and smart eating choices. 

---  Ellen Williams, Marketing Coordinator for Still Hopes licensed neighborhoods

 

One of my resolutions for 2021 is to travel more. For twenty years I have wanted to visit the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. I hope that 2021 is the year that this dream comes true. I also hope to visit Acadia National Park in Maine and also New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island in the fall. I’ve never been to those states. If I can fit them in, I’d also like to visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah. There are so many beautiful national parks to see in the US. I hope to stop putting off my dreams and make them happen in 2021!

--- Diane Cote, Life Engagement Assistant for the Jane Bruce Guignard neighborhoods

 

My resolution is to never ever ever take anything for granted again. 

--- Tacey Gohean, Director of Community Services

 

What I am looking forward to in 2021 is having a big family gathering, and not worrying about if we are going to make each other sick.

--- Niesha Kitching, Unit Coordinator for RiverBanks

 

My New Year’s resolution is to continue on my health-conscious path that I have been on since July. Be healthy, stay healthy. And I am looking forward to a time in 2021 when we can discard the mask, meet and greet without socially distancing and hugging loved ones.

--- Susan McDaniel, Life Engagement Assistant

 

My New Year’s resolutions remain the same every year: Choose joy every day no matter what circumstances I am facing. Be kind and compassionate to everyone and look for ways to love and serve others every single day. 

--- Beth McCrary, Marketing/Client Care Manager for Solutions for Living at Home

 

I resolve to read the Bible more. I am looking forward to a new chapter in my personal life to include busting down the door when the Wellness Center finally opens!

--- Robert Michalski, Life Engagement Assistant

 

A COVID free year! A new year of health and happiness filled with friends and family (in person and no masks)! Peace on Earth!

--- Nikki Robertson, Director of Health Services

 

I typically do not make New Year’s resolutions, but this year, I’m up for something different. This year I resolve to watch less news and focus more on the incredible blessings in my life. I resolve to extend more understanding than I seek and to give more love than I require. This year, my greatest resolution is to draw closer to God, and in so doing, serve others with a kind heart and joyful smile.

--- Troy Wingfield, Director of Facilities Services