The Cliffs resident social life is busy and colorful. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Monica, who draws out the monthly activities’ calendars of the Assisted Living and Haven side of The Cliffs. Each activity is carefully and thoughtfully planned out to cater to residents’ needs and wants. Monica enjoys providing fun, stimulating, and educational activities to residents to promote physical and brain health.
Monica’s journey began in 2003, when her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It was then that she took a step to gain a better perspective on dementia. Her initiative to learn led to taking courses about dementia, which ignited her passion. Throughout her 25 years of experience in LTC, 17 of those at The Cliffs, Monica became a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy and holds a certification in the following areas: Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, Certified Dementia Advanced Care Practitioner, and Certified MEPAP for Activity Professionals. Monica also completed training in Behaviors in LTC and Master Training Teamsteps. Monica continues to educate herself with modern ways on how to cater to our residents needs through Activities Professionals Continuing Education. For Monica, her work at The Cliffs is fueled by her love for the residents and is shown through her ways of creating a therapeutic environment for them. As she put it, “The Cliffs is my home, and the residents are my family.”