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Retirement Lodge welcomes new manager
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Audrey Young is brimming with excitement.

Sitting in her office at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in the fall of 2017, the 38-year-old talks with enthusiasm about her new role as lodge manager.

“My nickname is The Anti-Negative Nancy,” she says light-heartedly.

Born in Newfoundland and a current resident of Kingston, Audrey began working at the accredited retirement home in Amherstview on Oct. 16. She took over from Deborah Warren who retired.

An experienced health care professional and manager, Audrey is familiar with Helen Henderson Care Centre. She worked here as a Registered Practical Nurse for 10 years before leaving to gain management experience at a private company where she worked for 14 years.

Married with a nine-year-old son, Audrey gives the impression she has returned to a place she loves.

“I’ve always been an advocate of Helen Henderson Care Centre,” says the friendly brunette. “It’s a wonderful place.”


 

Grateful to have the new manager on-board, Assistant Administrator Angela Gibson notes, “It can always be a challenge for everyone involved when having to deal with any sort of change, but the addition of Audrey to our team at Helen Henderson excites not only myself, but the staff and residents as well.  I believe Audrey to be a tremendous asset and I am looking forward to moving forward together.”

The feedback is appreciated by Audrey.

“I always felt strongly supported here,” she says in her friendly manner. “I’ve always been very appreciative of the support I received from the owners, while I was here. They truly care. I always felt it was more than a business to them. That’s why I was so excited to be coming back.”

Asked to describe her work style, Audrey says she cares deeply for seniors and she works hard to run a tight ship. She describes herself as optimistic, motivated and self-directed.

“Last night I didn’t get a lot of sleep,” she says sheepishly. “Not from stress, but from excitement. I take on everything like an adventure. Life is too short to be stressed. You just take it one day at a time.”

Helen Henderson Care Centre extends a warm welcome to Lodge Manager Audrey Young. To speak with our new lodge manager, please call 613-384-4585 ext. 233.

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