Meet Geralyn "Geri" Turner, Traditions' Featured Employee of the Month! Geralyn was born and raised in beautiful Saginaw, Michigan.
Family is an integral part of Geri's life. She and her husband have four adult children, three grandchildren, and one more on the way.
"When I'm not caring for our residents, I spend my time going to church, watching movies, and spending time with my precious family. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, and brownies for those I love."
"Geri has been with us for almost five years," said June Nadolny, Traditions of Saginaw Executive Director. "Her service for our residents is above and beyond. I wish we could clone her compassion and caring towards our residents."
Geri's passion for caring for seniors is evident when asked what she loves about her job.
"I understand that transitioning from your home into a senior living community is not easy. I try to make our residents' day brighter and tell them I'm here for them. In all honesty, the residents brighten MY day!"
"One of the most rewarding experiences I've had while caring for residents at our Main Campus was providing emotional support to a daughter whose mother had dementia with agitation. The daughter would send me thank you cards, which meant the world to me."
"A community nurse is busy ensuring care plans are updated, medications followed, etc. Geri doesn't allow that to stop her regarding our residents' needs. She helps with the smallest details, embodying Traditions' Core Value of Important vs. Necessary. She serves our residents endlessly and shows them the utmost Dignity," said June.
We nominated Geri because this isn't just a position or a job to her; she treats every resident as she would her family member. We are proud that Geri is a part of our Traditions of Saginaw - Main Campus team!
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the residents at Traditions. I love every part of my job here," said Geri.