Parc Provence Employees and Volunteer Honored at 2015 VOYCE Awards
Parc Provence nominated two of our staff members and one volunteer for 2015 VOYCE Awards. VOYCE serves Greater St. Louis and the surrounding areas to ensure a high quality of life for people living on the long-term care continuum. Their award luncheon on December 3 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel honored outstanding caregivers and volunteers from the area, and we are proud of the Parc Provence employees nominated for their service to our residents.
Nathan Vattes was nominated and honored as a 2015 Caregiver Award winner. Nathan is our Activity Specialist and has worked at Parc Provence for five years. Working with residents in late to end stages of dementia, Nathan is a friend, confidant, comedian, leader, leader, shoulder to lean on, and much more to our residents and their families. He welcomes each and every new resident to our community, and works to create special moments of happiness for those residents whenever possible. The joy and energy he bring to Parc Provence are unsurpassed and also contagious. Our entire community is better for his presence.
Saleta Coleman is a Resident Care Specialist and has been working at Parc Provence for four years. Enhancing the lives of our residents every day though her kindness, compassionate approach to every situation, and a contagious smile, Saleta has proven to be an invaluable member of the Parc Provence Community. By fostering independence through encouragement and praise, resolving difficult situations by listening and serving as an advocate when needed, and honoring the choices of our residents she helps members of our community find purposeful living while feeling valued. Saleta’s caring nature puts residents and families at ease, making her an asset to our care team.
Megan Grazman was nominated for her excellent work volunteering with Parc Provence residents. For two years, Megan has been a consistent presence in our community on weekends. She spends her time visiting one-on-one with some of our residents who do not participate in many of our structured programs and she also helps with special events. Her interest in volunteering with older adults was sparked when her grandfather lived at Parc Provence and she saw him engaged in memory care programs. We are so impressed by Megan’s dedication and compassion, and hope to see her continue this valuable work because she bring smiles to our residents’ faces with her cheerful personality. Megan was away at school and unable to join us for the VOYCE awards ceremony.
To learn more about VOYCE and their work to support people living in long-term care in the St. Louis community, click here.