Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living strikes gold in having recruited Amy Jackson as the new Activity Director.
Jackson has embraced the community culture of Bridgeport Place. This was evident when asked what her work philosophy was, Jackson replied “adding glitter and sparkles to the lives of our residents through a ginormous variety of activities, events, and exercise. Making sure we always reach people on many levels, it’s not just the smiles on the outside I’m after, I want to see those smiling hearts shine through as well. We’re all complex beings, but when it comes down to it, one must show respect to get respect and why not do it with a smile!” Jackson’s passion for people and desire to enhance the lives of the residents, drives her quest to implement a fun, varied, and resident-driven activities program.
At Bridgeport Place activities means “in motion.” The goal is to help residents keep their minds, bodies and spirits in motion and engaged through purposefully designed events and adventures. Whether it’s attending a musical performance, participating in an outing, or working one-on-one with a staff member or volunteer, activities help residents live life as fully as possible.
Jackson has years of experience that has prepared her for success in her new role as the Activity Director. She worked in a Bellingham Assisted Living Facility in the dietary and housekeeping departments, her highlight of that time was time spent getting to know the residents. With 7 year’s experience in property management, Jackson knows how to make people feel at home. When it comes to customer service, Jackson attributes her approach to the “customer is always right” mentality and her 10 year’s experience with Starbucks in California and Washington. In a voluntary capacity, she has copious amounts of creativity that she gets to let loose as the Creative Director at her church. For 7 years Jackson has executed the smooth running and planning of events, Sunday school teaching, bulletin boards, and activities for her church. These are the experiences, coupled with her jubilant personality, that make Jackson that “one in a million” that Bridgeport Place’s management team proudly recognizes as a valued addition to the community. EUREKA!
If you haven’t yet, why not Experience “Bridgeport … Living!” by joining in an activity, just call to find out the variety of options. Contact Maringi Lloyd at Bridgeport Place at 253.565.1960. Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living, 5250 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, is locally owned and operated by Soundcare, Inc. Soundcare, Inc. also owns skilled nursing facilities that include University Place Care Center in University Place, Messenger House Care Center on Bainbridge Island, and Nisqually Valley Care Center in McKenna.