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Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson

Position: Life Enrichment Coordinator

Organization: Katella Senior Living


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Carrie is an activity director host with the most always going out of her way to plan special events as well as daily activities to keep her residents thriving physically, spiritually and mentally.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Carrie Johnson literally seems to be bursting with energy and ideas for fun, education and entertainment. From seasonal events decorations and special speakers there is always something to be excited about at Katella Senior Living. Carrie starts the day with a morning devotional for residents inclined to join and continues into the evening whether its games, exercises, programs or outings, there is something for everyone. Residents are encouraged to attend council meetings where events are suggested and planned for the next month. Carrie is always putting out 150% whether working with volunteers or family members who also want to give back or conducting “Fit to be Strong” an exercise programs she’s been specifically trained to lead. She’s always moving onto the next event, which includes heartfelt memorial services for the family and friends of residents who have passed on. This can be very hard especially when they’re part of your extended family, after celebrating birthdays and special times if it’s a few months or a few years, this is one of her greatest challenges she meets with honor and love.