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Recreating LivingMemories ™ love by taking care of her “baby” in the nursery - often sitting for hours rocking the baby. Dottie, who loves all things that sparkle, enjoys the LivingMemories™ Beauty Salon where she models the jewelry collection. When I visit the LivingMemories™ Neighborhoods my heart sings as I see care team members engaging with elders, entering their reality, and sharing their memories. I see a young care team member learning alongside an elder craftsman, Ruben, at a workbench. Another care team member is offering to baby sit as the mothers and the grandmothers take care of the nursery. A caring Administrator purchases flowers for Don, an avid gardener, and listens to him explain to her the proper way to plant and grow beautiful flowers. Gerri, once an FBI agent sits at her desk to review the daily schedule, telling 1451 Spruce Street, Florence, OR 97439 me that she is in charge of making sure the employees wear their name tags. Francesca, a pianist is playing piano at the LivingMemories™ music center as Adele dances. We are unique. Our team members truly work as a family unit to create and support a sense of purpose, love and belonging, self-esteem, safety, and home. Our care teams are delivering happiness – and receiving it too! • • • • • Candis Willis is the Director of Operations for the Southwest Region for Compass Senior Living. She is also a licensed nurse, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. For over 20 years Candis has had a passion for education and elder care. To learn more contact Candis at | 5