This month our spectacular Staff Spotlight is our Life Enrichment Director, Claudia Reach. I’m sure many of you know Claudia – you may see a lot of her in the photos of our residents as they are participating in our programs because Claudia is our superhero who plans them all! She has been with Kirkwood since March of 2015 so this year is her 5th year leading our community in all of the wonderful programs and events we have and while 2020 looks a lot different than years past, she still does such a wonderful job making sure the lives of our residents are full and rich!
Her (typical – non pandemic) monthly programs calendars are full of outings to our favorite restaurants, exercise classes, shopping trips, art classes, game groups, musical performances, special events, and so much more! She really cares about our residents and their interests and wellbeing. She is always checking in to make sure they are happy and healthy and living their best life at Kirkwood.
Some of our residents’ favorite things about Claudia are her kindness and caring attitude toward everyone she meets, her ability to let loose and be silly just to brighten someone’s day, and her amazing planning and organization skills! She is one of the busiest bees on Kirkwood’s campus because she is always bouncing around planning and executing the next activity for our community to enjoy and so so so much work goes into that job.
Claudia we are thankful for you! Here are some photos of her at different events and activities (pre and post covid).