"The 'Days of Service' event is a celebration for those who do the loving yet arduous work of a CNA," said Signature Vice President of Spirituality and Legislative Affairs Dianne Timmering.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 31, 2014
Signature HealthCARE, a Louisville-based long-term care, rehabilitation and health care provider, proudly held its largest ’12 Days of Service’ event to date this year, with participants contributing more than 700 volunteer hours during a two-week period this holiday season.
Launched in 2011 and overseen by Signature’s Department of Spirituality under the banner of the ‘Faith in Works’ initiative, the event allows employees to spend working hours volunteering for community organizations and in the company’s nursing homes – an especially difficult time for some nursing home residents who may find themselves lonely or sad during the season.
“I look forward to the ‘Days of Service’ each year,” said Corporate Controller Ed Campbell. “I especially like seeing the smiles on the faces of the residents – they really appreciate the simple gestures of caring.”
The effort also promotes teamwork and solidarity between Signature’s ‘corporate’ staff and the front-line workers in its facilities responsible for providing direct care to patients and residents. Some Signature volunteers spending time working in Quality of Life, Housekeeping or other departments, while many serve as Certified Nursing Assistants. In recent years, Signature developed a program that allows executive and administrative employees to earn CNA licenses.
“The ‘Days of Service’ event is a celebration for those who do the loving yet arduous work of a CNA,” said Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality and Legislative Affairs for Signature. “It is so we never forget that the real work is at the bedside, and those who are delivering care are the heroes. We love our CNAs, and we honor them.”