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Finding happiness serving others
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Finding happiness serving others

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Emily Jeakins knows the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

A young nurse with an old soul, Emily cares deeply for the residents of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge.

“I love it here,” says the Registered Practical Nurse about her workplace. “I very much enjoy working with the elderly and hearing their stories. A lot of them have lived overseas. I like that kind of stuff.”

Only 22 years old, Emily has worked at the accredited retirement lodge in Amherstview for one-year. In that time, she has earned the respect and admiration of residents and staff.

“Emily is a nurse who cares deeply for the wellbeing of others,” confirms Lodge Manager Audrey Young. “She is reliable and kind. It is a pleasure to have her on our nursing team.”

Emily smiles at her manager’s feedback which earned her Employee of the Month for February.

Dressed in purple scrub pants and a shirt with stars, the brunette describes herself as outgoing and talkative.

“I like to be helpful and I’m always willing to learn,” she says. “I like to stay busy. I’m always on the go.”

When she’s not at work, Emily can be found visiting family in Ottawa or spending time with her boyfriend.

“I came here for school. I ended-up loving Kingston so I stayed,” she explains.

Emily’s future plans include resuming her studies to become a Registered Nurse with a focus on mental health.

Pausing slightly when asked what is different or interesting about her, Emily replies with a smile, “I like how people can rely on me to get things done.”

Helen Henderson Care Centre is proud of Emily Jeakins who cares about the health & happiness of others.

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