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In the Spotlight November 2017

Dementia Care Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month

Mrs. Gladys Currey

Mrs. Gladys Currey was born on October 7, 1933 in Havana, Cuba to Isabel and Rafael Hernandez. She has one younger sister, Odette.

The family migrated to San Diego, California in 1944 when Gladys was only 10 years-old. Gladys didn’t speak English when she came to the U.S., but quickly learned when she started going to school. She attended La Jolla High School and after graduating, she worked part-time at her uncle’s grocery store, the Boulevard Market in La Jolla.

Gladys met her husband, Kenneth Currey at a dance at the YMCA when she was 19 years-old. They dated for about a year before they decided to tie the knot in 1956. Gladys and Ken were happily married for 61 years. Although Gladys and Ken did not have children of their own, Gladys is a loving and favorite aunt to her niece, Yvette Bernard, nephew, Rick Hoot, and to her grand nieces, Jenna and Alyssa Bernard. Ken worked as a sheet metal mechanic for U.S. Airways. As a result, Ken and Gladys were able to travel extensively. Gladys collected U.S. and world stamps. Gladys said that her favorite place of all was England because of the friendly people and their simple way of living.

Gladys enjoys listening to classical and instrumental piano music, she finds it very relaxing. She loves Italian food and her favorite holidays is Thanksgiving.

We are so happy that Gladys is a part of our Sunshine Care family!

 

 

Dementia Caregiver & Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

Jose Salinas

Jose was born in Queretaro, Mexico and moved to the United States in 1978. Two years later, he met his wife Margarita and they have been together for over 30 years!

Jose has been a hardworking employee for Sunshine Care for several years. He works in the Maintenance department where he is responsible for repairing and maintaining physical structure, equipment, and grounds of the facility.

During his free time, Jose likes to relax and spend time with his family. He loves Mexican food, seafood, and he really loves clam chowder. When asked about what he likes best about his job, Jose’s response was, “I just enjoy what I do, fixing things, and also interacting with everyone; the staff and the Residents.”

Congratulations and keep up the great work!