PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER
THE BIGGEST L SER
FEMALE WINNER S MAY 2017
T W , VP S DATES TO REMEMBER
“I’m pleased that I’ve almost met my personal MAY 4 and
goal, but I’m more pleased that so many MAY 18
people participated in The Biggest Loser Learn n Earn
challenge and showed progress! I think we “Stay Motivated
are very fortunate that Plymouth Harbor is with Wellness
willing to commit to the funding and sta Coaching”
necessary to o er a ﬁrst-rate employee
wellness program. The goal of the program MAY 5
this year is to raise awareness, and judging *Please note:
by the number of people who took part in the Food Truck Friday was
Biggest Loser and now the Walking Challenge, I think it’s apparent that many people are moved from May 5th
serious about improving their health and willing to take advantage of the positive tools to June 2nd.
o ered by OnBoard.”
MALE WINNER 401k Consultation
JM , SCC R
“I decided to participate in the Biggest Loser National Association
competition because I thought it would be of Letter Carriers
fun to challenge myself. However, if I want a Food Drive
cookie, I eat a cookie, otherwise I would
eat the whole box.” MAY 14
Congratulations to all
participants! MAY 26
On January 9, 2017, Plymouth Harbor kicked off The Biggest Loser Contest Sue Johnson
– a 12-week ﬁtness contest among employees to help them meet their
ﬁtness goals. On April 7th, the contest ended and our two winners, Tena MAY 29
Wilson and Justo Martinez, were announced on April 11th. Congratulations, Memorial Day
Tena and Justo!
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WHAT’S continued from page 1
UP IN The winners were based on percent body fat lost
WELLNESS rather than total weight lost. They each received
$100 cash and $10 OnBoard Wellness Rewards
EQUIPMENT Bucks toward their 2018 insurance premium
ORIENTATION reduction. Additionally, any participant who
completed the challenge and showed progress
Contact Wellness also received $10 OnBoard Wellness Rewards Bucks.
Director Chris Cooper
to schedule an orientation: Congratulations to all those who completed the challenge! This was
the ﬁrst of many challenges aimed at improving our overall health and
Ext 377 or well-being, so stay tuned for more!
For frequently asked questions regarding the challenge, please view
HEALTH COACHING this month’s insert.
Are you interested Reminder! Donation Collection Bins
in working with
Located on the Ground
Plymouth Harbor’s Floor in theTower, our
Employee HealthCoach? donation bins collect items
for All Faiths Food Bank,
Contact Joan Weder Meals on Wheels,
at 941-374-0815 or Resurrection House, and
[email protected] Sarasota County Animal
A full list of collectible
The following employees items is placed above each
correctly answered the bin, however, here are some notable items:
RACE/PASS test during the
April 13th Fire Drill, earning Plastic grocery bags; canned food; clothing; blankets; travel-size
$10 each. Congratulations! toiletries; cat carriers; cat and dog food (both dry and wet); and
Trisha Roman, Housekeeping previously used animal collars, leashes, and beds.
Je Adams, Transportation
Rose Wojtaszek, Engineering EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Yaima Comas, Home Care
Fran Vancil, Maintenance GIGI SANCHEZ, HOME CARE
Bridget Chapman, Home Care
Latoya Jackson, Home Care Notes from Gigi’s nomination form:
Keke Martin, Home Care
Gigi has become a great member
Candy May, Home Care of our Home Care team and is always
Paul Pazkowski, ETech willing to help others! She gets along
well with everyone and has a sweet
and positive disposition with staff
and residents alike. She has learned,
and continues to learn, our systems. Gigi is committed to
providing quality, personable, and compassionate care.
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The Harry and Nancy Hobson Leadership Development Grant Program Volunteer
is designed to help employees develop their leadership skills and talents Opportunities
within the ﬁeld of aging services. The program is intended to further
develop the leaders of tomorrow by equipping them with the training Earn $1 OnBoard
they need today to advance in the ﬁeld. Food & Fun Buck!
How do you apply? ASSOCIATION OF
If you’re interested in applying for the Hobson Leadership Grant, talk with LETTER CARRIERS
your supervisor. Requests are made through each department, and must FOOD DRIVE
be recommended by the department manager. Once approved by your SATURDAY, MAY 13
supervisor, there is a written application process. An independent FROM 2:00-6:00 P.M.
selection committee will then review the applications. Downtown Sarasota
Who is eligible to apply? 1661 Ringling Blvd,
Applicants must be an employee of Plymouth Harbor for at least one Sarasota, FL 34230
year and be in good standing with Human Resources (i.e., attendance,
performance.) Got talent?
What does the grant apply to? Do you have a hidden talent
Grants are intended to support an employee to attend a leadership camp, you’d like to show o ?
academy, or university in the ﬁeld of aging services. For instance, grants Or do you and your
may support an employee who aspires to increase speciﬁc skills and coworkers want to put
further knowledge in order to advance in the ﬁeld, in courses or certiﬁcates together a performance
such as: administration, gerontology, computer/technology, hospitality, we’ll all remember?
health services, and environmental/landscaping design, etc. Sign up for the
Employee Talent Show!
Is the grant contingent upon my employment at Plymouth Harbor? Friday, July 21st
No. The idea behind this grant is to encourage growth and leadership Deadline to sign up:
within the aging services industry. Friday, June 23rd
Do I have to study within my current job, position, or ﬁeld? Fran Vancil
No. This grant is intended to help you further your skills in any area that
you aspire to work within the aging services industry. [email protected]
Questions? Contact Becky Pazkowski at Ext 398/[email protected]
“HOW A BROOKLYN GIRL AND A GEORGIA
BOY MADE IT WORK”
On Friday, May 26th, from 12:00-12:30p.m.
Lunch is provided in the Private Dining Room.
Sign up by Friday, May 19th by contacting
Karen Smith at Ext. 399 or via email at
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GINA DEMARK Foundation Scholarship
DINING SERVICES Opportunities
Gina always has a big smile on Applications are now available in Human
her face, a warm greeting and a Resources and at the Front Desk. For more
fantastic memory. Gina moves information, contact Becky Pazkowski at
very quickly and efﬁciently, but Ext. 398 or [email protected]
never rushes the residents. She
is the complete package of an extremely talented The deadline to apply for the following
server. Having Gina serve you adds greatly to the scholarships is May 15, 2017.
dining experience. Our nomination of Gina as a
Shining Star is long overdue...Gina lights up whatever Bea Davis Memorial Scholarship $1,500
room she is in as a Shining Star would. Housekeeping employees who’ve been
employed 1 year, and immediate
Candy May Home Care 2nd family members.
Jeffrey Adams Transportation 4th Jeannette Gehrie Music Scholarship
Virginia Bailey Smith Care Center 4th $1,500
Maria Bronshtein Home Care 5th Employees who’ve been employed 1 year,
Margaret McFarlane Smith Care Center 5th and immediate family members. This
Helen Scharf Smith Care Center 5th scholarship is intended for those who
Revelyn Weidman Smith Care Center 8th wish to study music in any form – lessons,
Danielle Menzies Dining Services 10th training, degrees, and certiﬁcations.
Maria Gutierrez Housekeeping 11th Evelin Corsey Scholarship $1,500
Lisa Mannine Home Care 11th Employees who have been employed
Anna Johnson Home Care 13th 1 year.
Frank Heddings Maintenance 14th Jane Smiley Scholarship $2,000
Jennifer Heckler Home Care 16th Employees who’ve been employed 1 year,
Dick Sparrow Chaplain 20th and immediate family members.
Billy Urena Pereyra Dining Services 21st General Education Scholarship (4 given)
Jayne Lee Home Care 22nd $2,000
Elizabeth Nunez Home Care 24th Employees who’ve been employed 1 year,
Glenn Smith Maintenance 25th and immediate family members.
Teresa Bone Smith Care Center 28th Charleen Sessions Scholarship $2,000
Lourdes Gutierrez Smith Care Center 28th Employees who’ve been employed 1 year.
Franco Valencia Dining Services 29th Residents Association Scholarship
Britney Quiros Smith Care Center 30th $2,000
Employees who’ve been employed 1 year.
Like us on Facebook! Connect with us on LinkedIn! This scholarship is intended for those
Facebook.com/ LinkedIn.com/Company/ seeking degrees, certiﬁcations, or
PlymouthHarbor Plymouth-Harbor-Master specialty training in a healthcare ﬁeld.
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