March is National Women’s History Month, a time when we collectively honor women who have made a significant difference in our lives. Here at Copley at Stoughton, we have some amazing women who are dedicated to improving the quality of care and life for our residents’ day in and day out.
Meet some of the women of Copley at Stoughton below:
Chris Simonson, the Admissions Director here at Copley at Stoughton, has now been a dedicated staff member for over twenty years! Chris makes the nursing home transition process for residents and their families a much sweeter experience. Chris lives locally in Easton and is a firm believer that the care you receive at a local, private home, operated by local professionals is incomparable to larger, corporate facilities. She feels fortunate to have a job that makes her feel like she is giving back to her community each and every day.
Deb Moriarty brings a wealth of knowledge to Copley at Stoughton as our Dietitian. Deb works closely with our head chef Bobbi Jo Thatcher; to create over 40 specialized diet plans for our residents, which we spoke briefly about in a post a few months back. They both take on the job of making sure patients are receiving the proper nutrients they need on a day-to-day basis. Some of our residents have special dietary plans based on their health needs, and these women ensure that each and every person receives the proper nutrients in order to thrive. Bobbi is also responsible for creating the menus and ordering all of the food, while still always keeping the kitchen running smoothly every day. From Lakeville and Wareham respectively, we are lucky to have Deb and Bobbi as part of the Copley team.
Cheryl Woodward, the Activities Director here at Copley at Stoughton, is from the town of Taunton. Cheryl dedicates her time not only to making sure she has a full calendar of activities for the residents each month, but she also plans and executes each event. From beautiful pumpkin centerpieces at Thanksgiving, to breathtaking lights and decorations during the holidays, we can always count on Cheryl for keeping our residents spirits high. Two of the most anticipated events at Copley at Stoughton, both coordinated by Cheryl, are the seasonal mural reveals and our Annual Winter Holiday Celebration. Live music, trips to local restaurants, parties/celebrations for almost every occasion, religious meetings for all walks of life, trips to the salon, card games, visiting authors, fitness fun and coffee hours are just a few of the other activities our residents can look forward to on a regular basis. Cheryl works hard to reconnect residents with the hobbies that they love, to make their lives feel fulfilled and meaningful. A thoughtfully planned activities calendar each month, gives residents something to look forward to socially, which is crucial for one’s mental being!
Most of the dedicated CNAs here at Copley at Stoughton come from all walks of life and from all over the world. Many have come from different countries and settled in the Stoughton area to raise their families and find careers. Being a CNA is a difficult job, but these women have dedicated their lives to this challenging career to further their possibilities. Copley has an enormous amount of pride for these women and their immense amounts of strength to raise families, further their education, and learn new languages all to make better lives for their loved ones, truly remarkable.