PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY Employee Newsletter–Issue 58
The Current NOVEMBER 2018
The 2018 Benefits Fair NOVEMBER 1
Learn n Earn
November 6th, 7th, & 8th Exercise with
The Annual Benefits Fair is an opportunity to learn more about the
benefits available to you from Plymouth Harbor and also to enroll in NOVEMBER 6-8
the 2019 plan, if you choose to do so. Benefits Fair
The fair will be held on Tuesday, November 6th (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the NOVEMBER 7
Bistro for AL/MC, Chart Room, and Smith Care Center employees; Turkey Giveaway
Wednesday, November 7th (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Thursday, November
8th (7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) on the Mezzanine Level for all other staff. All NOVEMBER 8
benefit-eligible employees will be given a specific appointment time Learn n Earn
from Human Resources. If you have any questions about benefits, “Crystal Bowl
please contact Carolina Davis at ext. 207. Meditation”
with Health Fit
To be eligible for the 2019 Wellness premium reduction for your health
insurance, you must have completed your annual physical, biometric NOVEMBER 15
screening, and earned $40 in OnBoard Well- Learn n Earn
ness Rewards bucks. Exercise with
IMPORTANT: Wellness Bucks will NOT be Benefits Fair Check List
issued at the Benefits Fair, so be sure you NOVEMBER 29
turn in any necesary documents to Jennifer panhnyusaiclal Learn n Earn
Bruneman by November 5th. Completed “Crystal Bowl
medical provider slips must also be turned sbicormeeentirnigc Meditation”
in by November 5th. If you have questions with Health Fit
about Bucks, please contact Jennifer B$u4c0ksOnBoard LOOKING AHEAD
Bruneman at ext. 443.
If you have extra bucks after buying the Holiday Party
insurance premium discount, be sure to visit
the OnBoard Store at the Benefits Fair to spend them! DECEMBER 14
“Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping
them up” - Jesse Jackson
NOVEMBER 2018 Page 2
The OnBoard Store Turkey Giveaway
is open for business! To say “thank you” to our
wonderful staff, Plymouth
The OnBoard Store opens on November 6 at Habor is giving each staff
the Benefits Fair! member one FREE turkey!
Use your extra bucks to purchase a variety To pick up your turkey, bring your certificate
of OnBoard gear like coffee mugs, hats, to the white trailer on the front lawn on
apparel, and more. Wednesday, November 7th
from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Bonus PTO days are available for purchase
beginning November 6 until December 28. After 4:30 p.m., all turkeys can be picked up in the
They will be valid January 1, 2019 until Dining Services Main Kitchen. All turkeys must be
November 1, 2019. One per person. picked up by November 11th at 5 p.m.
Staff Spotlight: Lucy Guzman Challenge Winners
On August 13, 2008, Lucy Guzman Congratulations to all of our Q3
arrived in the United States from her challenge winners!
home country of Peru with her Green
Card. Ten years later to the day, she Biggest Winners:
gained her citizenship!
Earning her citizenship was a long Ed Snook
process, but through that process
Lucy realized that if she worked hard, Walking Challenge:
she would have the opportunity to set
and reach her goals here. “Dreams Sande Esparza
are based on faith, but when you set The SCC SWANs
goals, you work for them,” Lucy said,
and that is exactly what she did. “Thanks to all staff that engaged in
the Biggest Winner challenge over
When she first arrived, she only knew basic English, so she enrolled the past nine months. While this
in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. challenge has ended, our focus on
For seven months, she attended class in the mornings and personal well-being is just getting
worked in cleaning services in the afternoons. She then studied started! Be on the look-out for brand
for and earned her CNA license, followed by a phlebotomy license new initiatives and exciting challenges
and then a massage therapy license. In 2010, Lucy began in the months to come!”
working at Plymouth Harbor as a full-time CNA and a part-time
massage therapist. - Summer Rentsch, Wellness Director
In 2012, Lucy saw an ad for Habitat for Humanity and applied for
a house. One year later, after 300 hours of volunteering with the
program, she closed on her own home. “That’s when I thought
to myself, ‘I think this country wants me to be here,’” Lucy said.
When she immigrated to the U.S., Lucy brought her youngest
son with her, but her eldest son stayed behind. Now that Lucy is
a citizen, she can apply for him and his family (which includes
her first grandchild) to move to the U.S. with her. Although she
tries to visit Peru every two years, her becoming a U.S. citizen has
given her family the chance to be reunited. “Now I have rights, I
have responsibilities, and I have privilege,” Lucy said.
NOVEMBER 2018 Page 3
Learn n Earns Employee of the Month
November 1, 12-12:30 p.m. & Donn Smith, Safety Services
Notes from Donn’s nomination form...
Exercise with Elizabeth
“His dedication and commitment
November 8, 12-12:30 p.m. to security is an asset to the staff
“Crystal Bowl Meditation” and residents of Plymouth Harbor.
Donn is willing to take initiative and
with Health Fit accepts additional responsibilities.
Donn has a distinguished attendance
November 15, 12-12:30 p.m. & record, is consistently dependable,
2-2:30 p.m. and completes his assignments on time.”
Exercise with Elizabeth
November 29, 2-2:30 p.m. Rebecca Dameron, Safety Services
“Crystal Bowl Meditation”
“I misplaced my iPhone in my
with Health Fit apartment and Rebecca came
up to help me look for it. I
Mobile Learn n Earns are also available. want to thank her for helping
Call Summer (Ext. 377) or Elizabeth me. She was very kind to do
(Ext. 350) to check-out a laptop! that. Thank you, Rebecca!”
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Thank you to our Housekeeping staff for all the
work they do to keep Plymouth Harbor beautiful!
Nathan Benderson Park We appreciate you all!
Walk starts at 9 a.m.
To register for the “Plymouth Harbor” Team:
1. Go to www. alz.org/walk and click “Find
2. Type zipcode “34236” into the search box
and select the Sarasota/Manatee Walk.
3. Click Register on the next page.
4. Click “Join A Team.”
5. Type “Plymouth Harbor” into the team
name search bar.
6. Plymouth Harbor with Brandi Burgess as the
team captain will appear. Click “Join.”
7. Fill out the required information, agree
to the terms and conditions, and click
“Review Your Details.”
8. Once you have reviewed your information
to ensure it is correct, click “Complete
NOVEMBER 2018 Page 4
November Birthdays! Insights
Miki Martinez Dining Services 2 A monthly luncheon connecting residents
Rose Conner Dining Services 3 and employees.
Kylie Willis Dining Services 3
Joan Wasowicz SCC 3 The Insights program will be
Danielle Hinds SCC 5 returning in January 2019.
Nici Crenshaw Dining Services 6 See you then!
Cherlande Dieudonne Memory Care 9
Steve Kwarcinski Assisted Living 10 We want to hear your story!
Karen Smith Resident Services 10
Samantha Huffman Memory Care 11 Our employees do some pretty incredible
Sonia Williams Health Services 13 things, and we want to hear about them!
Frances Delaney SCC 13 If you or someone you know has a story
Terry Gargano Dining Services 14 to share, whether it’s about a cool hobby,
Mike Tomovich Maintenance 15 a trip, an accomplishment, a unique
April Gemignani SCC 15 upbringing or overcoming a life
Linda Parnell SCC 16 challenge, contact Kalynna Thompson
Steve Matosky Security 17 (Ext. 431, [email protected]).
Jadling Guillen Home Care 18 You may be featured in a new segment
Donna Rivera Dining Services 19 in The Current: Staff Spotlight!
Mia Bazari Home Care 19
Sarah Rosas SCC 19 Wellness Center Orientations
John Loprete Security 22
Tormika Bonner Memory Care 22 Did you know all employees and
Shawnta Pittman Home Care 25 spouses get FREE 24/7 access to the
Kim Dente Dining Services 29 Wellness Center? Call Summer (Ext.
Gaby Sanchez Dining Services 30 377) or Elizabeth (Ext. 350) to set up
The Current is Plymouth Harbor’s an orientation and get started!
monthly employee newsletter.
Save the Date
Employee Holiday Party @PlymouthHarbor
Saturday, December 8
6:30-10:30 p.m. at Mote Marine
$5/person (one adult guest)
Tickets on sale Nov 1st-29th in