be.group team members share why they love where they work.
They are 1,300 strong. They span the be.group communities and services. Many have spent more than 20 years serving seniors. They are the enthusiastic staff at be.group—individuals who have dedicated their lives to creating rich, meaningful experiences for senior living residents and their families.
So what inspires them, and why are they so passionate about their work? Meet seven team members, hear their stories and learn what makes life at be.group so unique.
Title: Program Director of the Hacienda (Memory Care Center at Westminster Gardens)
Serving be.group residents since: 1992
Why I Work at be.group: “I like to take care of people. That’s my nature. It just comes out of my heart, and I enjoy it. To me, it’s not a job, it’s something that I live for. When residents are not feeling well, and then all of a sudden I see smiles on their faces, that brings happiness to my heart, and it just makes me feel so good.”
Title: Executive Director of White Sands La Jolla
Serving be.group residents since: 1998
Why I Work at be.group: “What we do as an organization is mission-driven. It’s not just about providing hospitality services. It’s about developing relationships. It’s about understanding that this could be your mom and dad. You want to make sure that they’re getting the best care possible. That’s really important, and that’s why I’m here.”
Title: Sales Assistant at Royal Oaks
Serving be.group residents since: 2012
Why I Work at be.group: “Every day I feel excited to come to work. I never know what I’ll encounter. Being a part of be.group has surrounded me with such a warm and friendly community. My team members are wonderful, and the residents bring a smile to my face every day.”
Title: Regional Director of Plant Operations at Redwood Terrace
Serving be.group residents since: 1995
Why I Work at be.group: “Through the years, the residents always seem to be very appreciative of even the little things we do for them, and that’s so rewarding. Also, my job over the years has changed, which makes it even more challenging. I’m not only helping the residents but also meeting the needs of our [other] communities."
Title: Information Systems Trainer at Windsor
Serving be.group residents since: 2011
Why I Work at be.group: “Our community has great residents who are gracious in displaying their gratitude and imparting their wisdom. A job is so much more satisfying when there’s immediate feedback on the hard work you put into it. Our community is very close-knit, and I believe that is why the staff embraces an empathetic and compassionate approach toward our residents.”
Title: Director of Administrative Services at Regents Point
Serving be.group residents since: 2005
Why I Work at be.group: “I love the interaction with residents on a daily basis. I get to hear and know their interesting stories and help them any way I can. This is the experience I would want my grandparents to have.”
ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: August 11, 2014