Member Spotlight: Gloria Mauer of Garden View Care Center

August 5, 2019

What began as a volunteer opportunity for Gloria Mauer turned into 48 years of serving the elderly through a career in long-term care. As the activities supervisor at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Gloria loves working with the residents and making their lives better.

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I started as a volunteer in 1971 and then worked part-time in high school and college. I loved the people so I stayed and became a full-time worker in 1975. I have now been the activities director for 43 years.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I love working with the residents and making their lives better.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
To put it simply – just love the elderly.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?
Treat everybody the way you would like to be treated. Down the road, it could be you.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to dance – rock ‘n roll! I love to walk, too. My grandkids are also great.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”

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