Cindy Lewis, Activities Director at Oak Manor Healthcare & Rehab Center is going the extra mile to connect residents with their loved ones during this time of visitor restrictions.
“She is one of the most dedicated and kindhearted activities professionals I have ever met. She genuinely cares about the residents and works with all departments to ensure they are well cared for,” said Katrina Davis, Oak Manor Administrator.
Cindy joined the Oak Manor family in the summer of 2001 and has been a dedicated team member since. She uses creativity and passion to engage her residents and plans a full month of activities for residents to enjoy. Family members can count on their loved ones getting out of their rooms, enjoying the courtyard, playing games and trying new activities because of Cindy’s dedication.
With the unexpected coronavirus pandemic and strict regulations enforced at senior living communities, Cindy jumped into action. She works tirelessly to make sure each resident connects with loved ones via FaceTime or a simple phone call. She also helped them write personal heartfelt notes to share with friends and family members who are currently not allowed to visit due to regulations.
“She is their friend and their advocate. During this time of change, she has participated in numerous activities-related group calls to learn new methods of providing activities in ways skilled nursing facilities have never done before,” said Davis.
Cindy is in good company, as all the Oak Manor nurses, caregivers and staff have been a vital part to the community’s efforts in overcoming challenges due to COVID-19.
“She is the most accommodating person I have ever met at Oak Manor, and I wish the world had more people like her,” said Oak Manor resident, Ed.