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Celebrating Activity Professionals Week 2023 | Alesha Williams

Happy Activity Professionals Week! 

Throughout this week, we’re spotlighting some of the exceptional Activity Professionals that we have the honor of working with and share some stories from the field that make these people so special. Stay tuned so you can get to know some of the individuals making an incredible impact on older adults living across North America! 

In support of Activities Professionals week, today we honor Alesha Williams, Director of Life Enrichment at Burcham Hills Retirement Community, a Life Care Services Community. 

Alesha has had a knack for serving others her whole life. Her journey in healthcare began at 14- her first job was as a candy striper. 30 years later, she has a degree in recreational therapy and is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. 

The Burcham Hills Life Enrichment Staff are dedicated to the well-being of residents and provide services beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to activities. The myriad of features Rendever offers allows them to cater to specific interests- whether it’s explore, passport, videos, activity guides, or apps- there are enough ways to use Rendever that something can be found for everyone!

Her team and their determination to provide stellar programs and experiences have led to an incredible deployment with 177 Rendever sessions in the first 6 months. 

Alesha’s devotion to older adults remains unwavering! In her words:

“I love working with older adults because I learn so much from them every day. I have always been passionate about doing for others and this role allows me to do so much to enhance their lives. I love our mission statement 'Dedicated to the Journey of Life' and I truly am dedicated to making that journey amazing and fulfilling! I get excited to try new things residents suggest and even more so when they participate alongside me. Each day is an adventure and I am enjoying the ride!"

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The impact Alesha has on her residents is evident. When one of our Rendever Team Members got to visit Burcham Hills, a resident passed Alesha in the hallway and unprompted said “You really do enrich our lives every day.” And Alesha has no intention of stopping! 

“I have been a proud employee of the Burcham Hills community for just over 10 years and looking forward to many more! I am all about the future of Life Enrichment in our community and as a whole, I have started to see a transition to a new generation of music and other leisure interests and look forward to coming up with new programs to provide!”

Alesha and her team honor the individual needs and interests of residents. Alesha embodies all that Burcham Hills is and makes the Rendever Community even richer! 

Thank you Alesha!

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