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Special Edition: Stories of Care
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EDUCATOR WHO RUNS PRESCHOOL IN LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY NAMED NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Teacher Tabatha Rosproy was chosen as the 2020 National Teacher of the Year for bridging the worlds of her community’s oldest and youngest. The Winfield school district in which Rosproy teaches established the early childhood program two years ago inside Cumbernauld Village, a retirement community and nursing home. Rosproy said her students were “well connected and well loved” and the residents engaged as they snuggled with children while reading stories to them.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS CHAMP WORKS AS CNA PRIOR TO ATTENDING COLLEGE
Bowling Green, Kentucky High School Senior Konnor Gallagher has been working as a CNA since July 2019. Her mother is an admission coordinator and social worker and she said growing up around long term care inspired her to be a CNA. “Knowing that I can be there during hard times and take care of residents for family members that can’t take care of their loved ones anymore — I’ve just grown up around it; that’s all I know,” Gallagher said.
WOMAN CELEBRATES 99TH BIRTHDAY AND COVID RECOVERY
Alfreda Meinhardt had a double dose of celebration when she gathered with loved ones for her birthday and COVID-19 recovery festivities. She was never hospitalized and recovered fully at Allen Health and Rehab in Mobile, Alabama. “I want to thank everybody for being so nice,” she said. The facility says it’s screening residents and employees daily for the virus and loved ones are allowed to visit through a glass door or Facetime.