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In the Spotlight February 2018

Dementia Care Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month

Louis Lucia

Louis was born on January 10, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Angelo, was a tailor and his mother Gilda was a homemaker.

Louis joined the Army in 1949 and spent over three years climbing the ranks to Army Sargent, serving during the Kore-an War. He most enjoyed the time he spent stationed in Ger-many. After the Army, Louis and his older brother Alfred started working for a photo engraving company in down-town Manhattan, where they both enjoyed very successful careers.

Louis married Annette Kaufmann, the love of his life in 1950, they had three sons together. In 1956, Louis and Annette moved away from the crowded city and bought a home in Bellmore Long Island. They raised their three sons in this home and spent most of their free time taking them to the beach, parks and on family vacations.

Upon retiring, Louis and Annette decided to move to California in order to be close to five of their grandchildren. They spent the next 15 years traveling around the world on cruises and other vacations while also making sure to spend time with their grandchildren, spoiling them with trips to Sea World, the beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Lego Land to name a few.

After Annette passed away in 2007, Louis continued to stay active with other seniors at La Morea Estates. During that time Louis loved to play cards, shoot pool and work out at the club house. Louis came to Sunshine Care in November of 2016.

Louis, we are so glad to have you as part of our Sunshine Care Family!

 

Dementia Caregiver & Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

Rubi Del Toro

Rubi Del Toro was born on November 13, 1991 in Long Beach, California to Alicia Hernandez and Rigoberto Del Toro. She has two siblings and is the youngest of the three.

Rubi attended Chino High School and graduated in 2009. After graduating, Rubi moved to Arizona with her twin daughters, Lailaney & Iliannah, and her son Darren. Rubi started working as a receptionist for a bingo company where she was employed for two years.

Moving back to California in 2013, Rubi and her children moved to San Diego where she took a position as an Activities Assistant at University Care Center where she worked for about three years.

In November 2017, Rubi joined the Sunshine Care team as an Activities Assistant. She really enjoys interacting with the residents and making them smile. On her days off, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, hiking, and gardening with her mother. Rubi also enjoys doing the ladies makeup and making them pretty.

Congratulations Rubi and keep up the great work!