Smiles of staff members at Seabrook, the Erickson Senior Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents' generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF). Each year, Seabrook 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 $207,000 to SAF.
The funds are dispersed among Seabrook'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 Seabrook's Staff Appreciation celebration held on December 6, Seabrook staff had the opportunity to thank residents for the gift and enjoy a holiday meal or snacks.
A total of 542 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 Seabrook's executive team.
"At Seabrook, we genuinely care for one another, and I think our residents' generosity reflects that," says Executive Director Jennifer McNamara. "Our employees work hard to provide a truly maintenance-free lifestyle, and residents realize how much better their lives are because of it."
In 2022, Seabrook won five 2022 Asbury Park Press Community Best of the Best Choice Awards. For the sixth consecutive year, Seabrook was voted Best Retirement Community in Monmouth County. In addition, the community won Best Apartment Complex, Best Assisted Living/Senior Living, Best Nursing Home, and Top Eco-Friendly/Green Business. Seabrook was also a top-five finalist for Best Employer.
To learn more about Seabrook's workplace culture and the community's open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.