Frankie Eklund | 100 Days of Heart of Caring

Frances Eklund
Woodmark at Sun City

Choosing winners for our Heart of Caring award is not only wonderfully challenging, but also fun as our selection committee reads the creative ways our team members live out their hearts of caring. Today’s nominee is no exception, putting her heart of caring to work through the activities she plans.

“Frankie is totally committed to making the lives of our residents as fulfilling and uplifting as possible. She is extremely creative and talented in developing new and challenging activities for our residents.”

While Frankie’s creativity spans many activities, she’s most known for using her own love of her two miniature horses to brighten the residents’ day with an in-person visit.

“Frankie has trained two miniature horses to do “tricks” for the residents. She knows how much they mean to many of our residents. She has been able to use them to get some of our less responsive residents to “open up”. Some that had not spoken or laughed in months, started talking, smiling and laughing when she introduced them to the horses. She continues to use them as a tool to enrich the lives of our residents.”

“Frankie serves as a role model for the entire team members at the Woodmark. Her enthusiasm is contagious helps the team members get excited about the various activities we are involved in. She includes many of the team members in her activities and helps us understand the needs and wants of the residents we serve.”

No horsing around here! Thank you, Frankie, for all you (and your horses) do to provide best-in-class care and activities for our residents. Congratulations on the nomination! Click hereto see Frankie and her horses in action.

This spotlight is part of Senior Lifestyle’s 100 Days of Heart of Caring series featuring nominees from our 170+ communities across the country. All nominations are anonymous. Our nominees represent the backbone of our commitment to our core values: Caring, Honesty, Appreciation, Respect and Teamwork; without them, we could never fulfill our goal of providing best-in-class care to every one of our residents. Join us as we celebrate these caring, passionate individuals and their commitment to our residents.

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