Lynne has close to 20 years of experience as a nurse, everything from emergency room nurse, to infection control, to managing a staff as Director of Nursing, and when you ask her favorite thing about nursing, the answer is quick; “I love it all, but especially taking care of the elderly. And we have such a special group here. I can’t wait to see them every day when I walk in.” Could you ask for more? We couldn’t. Lynne is a mom who lies in right in the neighborhood, enjoys shopping and campfires, and spending time with her “two families” – the one at her home, and the one at ours.
Caryn received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Utica College and immediately began working at Troy Center. She always wanted to work in healthcare because it was her dream to be able to help people through her career. Troy Center fulfills this dream but she likes to say that her favorite part about working with the residents is that she “feels that she learns much more from them than she can possibly teach them.” What no one would expect when they meet Caryn is that she rides a motorcycle, so ask her to show you her gnarly set of wheels when you visit Troy Center.
“Let’s have fun today!” That’s how Billie Jo starts the day here at Troy Center, and she has never let anyone down. “I’ve been in healthcare for nine years, and the six years that have been spent as a recreation director have shown me how important having fun is to leading a healthy life. I love working with the elderly. They’re always interested in new things, and they always bring a special perspective to what we do, sharing memories and even ideas for new activities that they enjoyed throughout their lives. I’m blessed to be in a profession that allows me to bring joy to people’s lives every day”. And that says all the important things there are to say about Billie Jo. We think you’ll agree.