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I believe that God leads you to where you are supposed to be…
In Social Work, you can work with different demographics and agencies, and I think it is ironic how I ended up as a Social Worker for Methodist Retirement Communities. While obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Arkansas University (SAU), I thought I would work in domestic violence. My friend Abby, who was a year ahead in the program, had graduated and started working for a skilled nursing/long term care in Magnolia, Arkansas. This particular place had a locked Alzheimer’s Unit. I went to visit her at work, and she begged me to come in the unit and meet some of her Elders. I declined the offer and told her, “I don’t think that is for me”.
For the last 12 months we have worked together to keep each other safe and mitigate the spread of COVID 19 on our campuses. We are grateful that we were among the first to receive the vaccine and that over 90% of our residents participated. We have been encouraged by the dropping COVID case counts across our state and the release of another vaccine option. On March 2, 2021, Governor Abbott announced that the mask mandate would end on March 10, 2021 and businesses were free to open at 100%