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Steve Carroll sees hard work as a reward, strength and pleasure.

Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview where he has worked for the past year in the Maintenance Department, this busy father of four also manages a house on six acres in Napanee.

“I just finished fencing my property,” the 52-year-old says with a smile. “100 posts by hand. It was a lot of work.”

Known for his friendly demeanour, Steve has won Employee of the Month for July at the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview.

“I love it here,” he says when asked about his work to keep the home clean, comfortable and safe for the residents and staff.

“I can repair anything,” he notes thoughtfully. “I always say, try to figure things out on your own.”

Speaking on behalf of the home, Tim Keyes, Supervisor of Environmental Services notes, “Steve’s always willing to take on any task around the home. Whenever you see Steve, he is always smiling. Steve’s been a great addition to the Maintenance Department.”


When he’s not at work, Steve likes to spend time with his children whom he describes as loving and good. He also likes to travel with his family.

“I go home and I’m happy,” he explains. “I never take work home.”

Asked to describe himself, Steve uses words such as easy going, creative and talkative.

He calls his workplace special and notes, “There is a lot of cool things going on below the surface, here. A good example is how incredible it is to have one of our residents featured on a beer can.”

Steve sees a future at the home and notes, “I think I’m going to be here for a while. At least I hope so.”

Questions for Steve

If you could rule the world, what would you do on day-one?

“I’d relax and enjoy life.”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“I’d like to be able to predict the winning lottery numbers.”

If you weren’t at your current job, what would you be doing?

“I’d probably be working somewhere else. I’ve always had a job. I started working when I was 14 and still in school. I worked as a busboy in a restaurant.”

Helen Henderson Care Centre is grateful for the hard work of Steve Carroll. To learn more about living or working in our home, please call 613-384-4585.

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