When Passion is Personal - a Story From Memory Care Coordinator Kasey Burnham - Élan Southpark Meadows When Passion is Personal - a Story From Memory Care Coordinator Kasey Burnham - Élan Southpark Meadows

When Passion is Personal – a Story From Memory Care Coordinator Kasey Burnham

By January 4, 2018News

Experts say that work/life balance is important and that professionals should try to leave work at work. But some things, like the Civitas Senior Living’s signature Passion Program, are too good to leave with the old 9 to 5.

Kasey Burnham, Memory Care Coordinator at Elan Southpark Meadows, tells the story of when passion became personal for her family.

“Over the past year, I have shared what the Civitas Passion Program is with my family,” Kasey said. “They have been particularly inspired by our Miracle Moment concept.” A Miracle Moment enhances a resident’s life by celebrating special times, from small moments to large events, and everything in between. A Miracle Moment is a planned event focused on the individual resident’s favorite activities and people.

“This year, my father decided to do something extra special,” Kasey said. “He has been renovating my great grandmother’s home for the past few years, gradually bringing it back to life. This is the childhood home of my grandfather and his siblings. My grandfather and his brothers have not all been together at this house for about 40 years. They are all in their 90s now and we all know how travel becomes more and more difficult as we age.”

“So we, as a family, loaded them all up – wheelchairs, walkers and all – and drove them out to this country home. It was magical to see the joy in their eyes and hear them reminisce about being young boys. I am so very proud of my family for making this moment happen.”

“And I am proud that I work for a company that truly inspires. Passion is contagious.”

Kasey found a wonderful way to have passion in her work and in her life.

Now we want to hear from you. How do you bring your passion home?

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