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In the Spotlight June 2017

Dementia Care Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month

Mildred Miller

Mildred Miller, better known as “Millie”, graduated from Bellflower High School in Southern California. She married her husband, Andrew Peter Miller, at the sweet age of 18 and had three children; Sandra, Jade and Cleve.

Millie is a wonderful mother and was great at raising her children while her husband had many careers. Millie was always willing to relocate wherever her husband’s post-Navy pilot career took him. The family moved several times over the years, eventually settling in Southern California. While living in Long Beach, Millie became a runway model which is still evident in the way she walks and carries herself. She learned to water-ski and even competed with ski teams doing acrobatic moves.

With the kids in grade school, and her husband working at JPL near Burbank, the family settled into Millie’s “dream home” in Altadena. As the kids grew older Millie decided to spread her wings again, going to work at Hertel’s Dept. Store in Pasadena. Millie’s sales experience then took her to a beautiful, and busy flower shop in Pasadena and from there she became a successful real estate agent.

Millie always remained supportive as her kids’ lives She moved to Baja, near her daughter Jade and her grandchildren, who all adore her. When Millie moved back to California, while living on Lido Island in Newport Beach, she again made her home into an adventure for her grandchildren. Millie retired with her husband to Warner Springs. They both remained active.

Millie has always been fun, smiling, and gracious. She could also be a little devious at times and play fun practical jokes on her friends.

Millie’s children are very happy that she is now living at Sunshine Care, they feel that she is safe and has plenty of activities to keep her busy with many opportunities to interact with other residents. We are so glad Millie is a part of our family!

 

 

Dementia Caregiver & Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

Alex De La Rosa

Alex was born on November 23, 1975 in Acapulco Gerrero, Mexico. Alex has four brothers and two sisters and is the second eldest child.

Alex migrated to California in 1994. He met his wife Mirna in 1996 and they married in1997. They have been happily married since and have two sons: David and Sebastian.

Prior to working at Sunshine Care, Alex worked at Pala Resort & Casino as a Café crew for about five years. He started working at Sunshine Care in November 2014 as a Kitchen Assistant. When asked what he likes most about his job here at Sunshine Care, Alex’ response was, “I really enjoy making and preparing food for the Residents with great passion and I like to always do my best.”

On his days off, Alex enjoys watching sports, going out to parks and beaches, and going to church every Sunday
with his family. Some of his favorite foods include Italian and any kind of seafood and his favorite dessert is any
kind of ice cream.

Alex is a very flexible and reliable employee. He always has a big smile on his face and is always willing to lend a
helping hand.

Congratulations Alex and keep up the great work!