Is ‘decking the halls’ getting difficult for Mom & Dad? Consider Anna Maria of Aurora
‘Tis the season to be jolly, indeed…unless holiday joy is tempered by the fear that senior parents are having real difficulties with housekeeping, transportation and other activities necessary when living at home.
In that case, perhaps it’s time for a serious conversation about finding a senior living community that everyone can feel comfortable with, a discussion that should lead quite naturally to a visit to the Campus of Anna Maria of Aurora.
Why? So many reasons: the attention, and a senior lifestyle, that provides genuine peace of mind. And a much more sensible financial model.
Anna Maria of Aurora does not require upfront investments, buyback models or any such “give it all up” financing model.
Anna Maria’s payment model is simple, fair and transparent. They believe residents should only pay for what they need, and “as you go.” So, families pay month-to-month with no long-term commitment; you will never have to pay for care you may never need.
Anna Maria of Aurora offers a full continuum of care, with settings to match should the needs of your loved one change. They can enjoy Independent Living on a lovely campus, and transition to Assisted Living without the need to move.
From full 2-bedroom apartments to right-sized studios, even to care in your own home, Anna Maria of Aurora is ready to help. Again, it’s just common sense: meet people where they are, determine what services they need and then provide the best setting to satisfy those needs.
Without distant, corporate chain management, Anna Maria of Aurora can offer a Senior Living continuum of care that features fully Independent Living as well as Assisted Living… all more focused on the needs of your loved one. So, they can really enjoy every day, “age in place” happily, and thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The Norton family has owned and operated Anna Maria for three generations. One family at one campus, there every day, caring for – and accountable to – your family.
In fact, offering the best care possible has been that family’s goal for nearly 60 years. Creating a senior community that goes above and beyond. One that holds 5-star ratings from Medicare across the board. And it’s beautiful.
Anna Maria isn’t just an enterprise; it’s a family’s legacy. Bob Norton, Sr. founded the original Anna Maria nursing home back in 1964. He named the facility for his aunt Anne, his mother Mary and a single location: Anna Maria of Aurora.
Bob passed on the business to his two sons, Rob and George. Today, the leadership team includes Rob and his two nephews, Aaron and Chris. Aaron’s wife is a Clinical Dietitian there, her sister is a Director of Nursing, and Chris’ sister works at the front desk.
This hands-on, family approach has been the key: providing the continuity that allows Anna Maria to retain staff (many of whom have been there for many years), while continuously improving and modernizing both facilities and care settings.
A better way to live
“We are not a senior living chain or part of a large corporation,” according to Aaron Baker. “People are our business – our residents, our families and our staff – and we strive to do right for every resident and every family, every day. Being kind and accountable, honest and helpful.”
“We’ve never lost focus of what truly makes a great senior living community,” he observes. “It all begins with a great staff. Just one example: our Assisted Living Clinical Manager, Patricia Williams LPN, recently named as a ‘Top Nurse’ by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She was nominated based on over 40 years of dedication to care and compassion.”
Growing up, your parents helped make your holiday dreams come true. Now, if it’s your turn to help them realize their dream of a safe, comfortable lifestyle, we invite you to visit The Campus of Anna Maria of Aurora.
Aurora’s 2023 Trunk or Treat “Scariest Trunk” !
Once Again Anna Maria goes above and beyond at the 2023 City of Aurora’s Trunk or Treat event. Tiffany Bland, Human Resource Coordinator, brings it all to make our bus into “The Haunted Bus”.
Evan Webster, a scary Community Relations Director, keeps the folks driving through on their toes. This being our 4th year, and every year a trophy winner. This year we won the Aurora Trunk or Treat “Scariest Trunk” !
Record High Fundraising Efforts!
The Alzheimer’s Association was thrilled to receive a new record high donation from The Campus of Anna Maria for $31,700.00. Way to go!! This was from fund raising efforts through 2023 with a large amount from the Car Show proceeds.
Classic Car Show! Sat. Aug. 19th, 2023 – 9am to 1pm
Mark your calendar for one of the BEST car shows in the area! Lots of classic cars, good food, 50/50 raffle, and lots of Chance Raffle Baskets! You won’t be disappointed!
Do you have a classic car you’d like to show off? Please contact Evan Webster at 330-562-0600 for details!
Last year we raised over $20,000. Help us meet or beat our goal! Stop by! You’ll have a great time! Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
High School Scholarship Program
Dining Services at The Campus of Anna Maria
As part of The Campus of Anna Maria’s overall initiatives to support our local community, as well as to meet the organizations staffing needs, Anna Maria has created a scholarship program for high school juniors and seniors who are employed part-time in dining services on our Campus.
Program eligibility, requirements and details are as follows:
- To receive a scholarship, the employee must be at least 16 years old and a high school junior or senior at date of hire.
- The employee must be employed for one full year from date of hire (volunteer hours are not included, for example) in the dining services departments. The employee can work in any of our three dining services departments – Kensington at Anna Maria, Anna Maria nursing facility or Anna Maria assisted/independent living.
- The employee’s employment must be continuous over the course of the year. Existing employees (high school juniors & seniors) will qualify for the program, but with a program start date in 2023.
- There are three scholarship levels. The amount of the scholarship corresponds to the hours worked over the one year from date of hire. Note that the scholarship is given based on the total hours worked after one year – it is not a weekly or monthly requirement, but the total at the end of one year of employment.
Scholarship level I: Scholarship Amount
Worked on average 7 hours a week x 52 weeks = 364 hours worked $1,000
Scholarship level II:
Worked on average 12 hours a week x 52 weeks = 624 hours. $1,500
Scholarship level III:
Worked on average 16 hours a week x 52 weeks = 832 hours. $2,000
- Starting hourly wage is $11.00 with no experience; up to $14 with experience.
- Current 4-hour shifts are 3pm-7pm; 3:30pm-7:30pm; 4pm-8pm, depending on the department. Most part-time positions require at least one weekend shift per week (4-hour shift minimum).
- Scholarships will be paid out within 30 days of completing the one year from date of hire, and meeting all the requirements.
- There is no requirement for the student to show proof of how the scholarship disbursement is going to be spent.
A high school junior, age 16, applies as a server at Anna Maria main kitchen, and is hired on 2/1/2023. He/she commits to a schedule of two 4-hour shifts per week. The student remains employed over the year through 2/10/2024. Over the course of the year (52 weeks), the student works mostly the minimum 2 4-hour shifts per week. However, the student misses several weeks during the year due to a combination of school activities, sickness and a family vacation. At the same time, the student picked up additional hours in the summer, as well as a few extra weekend shifts throughout the year. The student’s total hours at the end of one year end up at 422. Because the student exceeded the 416 hours worked, the student receives a scholarship of $1,000. If the student were to have worked a minimum of 624 hours, he/she would have received a scholarship of $1,500, etc.
For more information, Please contact Tiffany Bland, Human Resources Director, at (330) 562-6171 x351, or email@example.com
Applications are available online at www.annamariaofaurora.com/careers
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