2019 SCHA Awards
Outstanding Senior Care Professional

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Anne Janssen Anne Janssen

Anne Janssen

Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: Optimal Hospice


List your nominee's experience in Senior Care.
Anne is the volunteer coordinator for Optimal Hospice, a Bristol company. Anne is originally from the Philadelphia PA area and is considered an east coast transplant, who has accomplished great success in S. California.
In 2009 Anne's best friend, a nurse by the name of Geri, recommended Anne to be the volunteer coordinator for a hospice company called Alpenglow Hospice. Geri saw the outstanding volunteer work Anne achieved working as a volunteer for Food Finders in Long Beach delivering food to senior centers, halfway houses, and shelters for those in need. Geri was so touched by Anne's work that she could not think of anyone more qualified for the Volunteer Coordinator position in hospice care.

Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
Now Anne is the Volunteer Coordinator at Optimal Hospice and her main objective is to provide volunteer services for all of the hospice families in need, whether providing caregivers, respite, reiki therapy, pet therapy, companionship or a haircut by our licensed volunteers with a loving, compassionate heart. She works relentless hours and always puts the families and patients first.

For Anne, the best part of her job is getting to meet our patients and families and helping them through their journey with a little extra help and a lot of love.