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Kitchen worker kicks off New Year with workplace award
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Lynn Miranda was shocked, but pleased, when told about her workplace award at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for almost 17 years as a Dietary Aide.

Smiling at the home on a cold day in late December 2023, the friendly Gananoque woman talks with enthusiasm about her job to feed and nourish 104 residents in long-term care.

“I like my job and I love the residents,” Lynn responds when asked about her work.

Known for her willingness to participate in theme days at the home, Lynn’s fun spirit matches her sense of humour. Today, she is dressed in Christmas pajamas.

“I really like dressing up for the residents,” Lynn explains. “I like making them smile. I like doing that for them because they need it. Some residents don’t have family to visit, and we know our outfits please them. They like seeing us be goofballs.”

Speaking on behalf of the home, Food Service Nutrition Manager Theresa Running notes, “Lynn is a good fit for this home. She is dedicated to the residents and reliable. We appreciate her good work and value her great sense of humour. It’s a pleasure to see Lynn named Employee of the Month for January 2024.”

When Lynn isn’t at Carveth, she can be found working at the local pet store. When she gets a day off from both jobs, she likes to play albums on her mother’s turntable and dance & sing while she completes her housework or rearranges her living room furniture.

Lynn knows she lacks a filter when speaking with people, but tries to make up for it with a good sense of humour. Her dream is to overcome her fear of heights and confined spaces and travel to places such as Alberta. Her biggest regret in life is not staying in a nursing class when she was younger.

“I didn’t know what I wanted back then,” she explains honestly.

Carveth Care Centre is grateful for the good work of Lynn Miranda. To learn more about living or working in our home, please call 613-382-4752.

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