Smiles of staff members at Maris Grove, the Erickson Senior Living-managed community in Glen Mills, Pa., are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents' generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF). Each year, Maris Grove residents donate to the SAF to recognize the community's hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them with an industry-leading level of service. This year, residents contributed $174,270 to SAF.
The funds are dispersed among Maris Grove's eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—all of whom are more than merry year-round.
At Maris Grove's Staff Appreciation celebration on December 6, employees enjoyed special treats and had the opportunity to contribute personalized messages of gratitude to the "Thank You" poster. The poster is currently on display on campus.
A total of 665 employees were celebrated and received a distribution from the Fund this year.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by teamwork and residents' desire to give back, doesn't go unrecognized by Maris Grove's executive team.
"Thank you to our residents for contributing to the fund this year!" says Executive Director Maureen Heckler. "Staff and residents develop mutually supportive relationships that are founded in respect. In witnessing these connections blossom, I'm reminded how special Maris Grove is."
To learn more about Maris Grove's workplace culture and the community's open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.