In the Spotlight November 2017
Resident of the Month
Nehema Maynard, better known as “Nema”, was born on October 2, 1928 in Pennsylvania to William and Hope Glassman. She is the oldest of three children. Nema and her siblings spent most of their childhood in Pennsylvania.
Nema attended the University of Chicago where she earned her master’s degree in Botany and met her husband, Harry, of 55 years, who passed away in 2007. After her husband graduated from University of Chicago, they moved to Arizona where her husband worked for the Army and their son, William Patrick, was born. In 1970, the family moved to New Mexico where Nema stayed until last December when she moved out to San Diego and into Sun-shine Care to be closer to her son and his family (especially her granddaughter).
Nema enjoys listening to classical music and if encouraged, she enjoys playing the piano. She is also a voracious reader who pre-fers mysteries and the works of P.G. Wodehouse, but will read pretty much anything. When she was younger, Nema enjoyed working in her garden and growing all sorts of fresh vegetables and fruits. In later years, her allergies kept her away from her passion, but she still likes to visit the greenhouse at Sunshine Care. Nema also enjoys attending the OWLS (Older Wiser Learn-er’s Society) classes and interacting with other residents.
Other interesting facts about Nema include: she swam 50 miles at New Mexico State University in one year, she earned extra money in high school playing the flute at parties and weddings, she was an avid collector of native Indian arts and crafts (rugs, pottery, sand paintings, kachinas), and she loves all things frogs (stuffed, artwork, you name it).
Nema, we are so happy to have you as part of our Sunshine Care family!
Employee of the Month
Maricris was born on May 22, 1983 in Angeles City, Philippines to Angelito and Carmelita Razon. She is the oldest of two children.
In 2007, Maricris worked in a 4-star hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Middle East for four years where she met her husband. In 2011, she migrated to the United States and got married in Florida. Due to her husband’s job, Maricris had the opportunity to travel and live abroad.
She enjoys meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, and discovering various authentic food and delicacies, which she loves. Maricris started working at Sunshine Care in July of this year. Although she has not worked as a caregiver before, she works really hard and is a very fast learner. One thing she likes best about working at Sunshine Care is being able to make the residents smile and interact with them.
During her days off, Maricris likes going to the movies and going out to eat with family and friends. She also enjoys going out of town, doing mini adventures, and exploring new places.
Congratulations Maricris and keep up the great work!