Monthly our Claremont Place residents, staff, and family members recognize a team member for Starfish of the month.
September 2017 Starfish Recipient: Josie Marenco
Josie Marenco had been employed in 3 local assisted living communities and felt that a change was in order. She walked into Claremont Place in May 2016 and completed an application. She was surprised to hear that she would be interviewed on the spot. Timing is everything sometimes! ALD Cathy found Josie to be full of experience and enthusiasm.
Born into a family of 6 girls, Josie, the 2nd born was a caregiver early on to her 4 younger sisters. In addition, there seems to be a generational component to her chosen field. Josie’s Grandmother, Carol Rock, has worked in the assisted living industry for Josie’s whole life. A nurse and past administrator, Grandma Carol currently serves as a consultant and educator to RCFE owners and administrators in Southern California. She gave Claremont Place the nod when Josie told her she had accepted a position as part of our team.
During Josie’s past 6 years as a caregiver and Med Tech, her favorite part of her work is the realization that she is making a difference in the lives of her residents. Growing up, Josie shares that she has always been at ease with seniors and has learned life lessons during time spent in the company of her elders. She truly has a heart for them and for their families. We couldn’t be happier having Josie as part of the Claremont Place family as we have a heart for her!