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Contributors

Whether they’re a senior, the child of an aging parent, a healthcare worker, or just someone who finds meaning through serving others, our blog contributors live with the heart of a caregiver.

Contributors

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Ann Cheverton
Ann is steely and sure. A woman who won’t flinch under pressure. The one you want in charge in times when there’s no rule book.

Ann Cheverton

Healthcare Professional

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Dana Blanchette
All the pieces are there for mom. I get texts with photos of mom participating in activities. That says a lot. When I’ve visited her, they are teasing mom and she’s teasing them right back. She’s a real ball of fire.

Dana Blanchette

Daughter of a Resident

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Dave Connell
Some things in life are just better shared. For Don, that thing’s happiness. He’s been giving it away for 81 years.

Dave Connell

Resident

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Judith Miranda
Judith is always finding ways to do a little more than what’s expected. She’s bright, open and thoughtful. She wants others to know that the care team at Bickford is like a big family.

Judith Miranda

Healthcare Worker

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Katie Fogarty
Katie began her career at Bickford of Oswego as a concierge and rose in the ranks to Community Relations Director for Bickford of Aurora.

Katie Fogarty

Healthcare Professional

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Patrick Hurts
Patrick’s motto is ‘Life is too serious to be too serious’ so when we get a change let’s have some fun. When coaching his staff today, Patrick emphasizes time and again the importance of treating residents with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Patrick Hurts

Healthcare Professional

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Shannon Riberdy
Shannon believes in helping other people without expecting anything in return, simply for the act of just being able to help. To be whatever it is that they need you to be for them, and to see the differences in people as uniqueness that makes that individual special.

Shannon Riberdy

Healthcare Professional

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Simone Pena
Simone is the kind of caregiver who figures out what each person around her needs—whether it be a resident, their family member, her employee or even her own mentor—and then gives it freely.

Simone Pena

Healthcare Professional