Cherie loves to travel to warmer climates for vacation. When she vacations, Cherie enjoys relaxing, listening to music at the beach or pool rather than taking on the bigger tourist sites. This past summer, though, she traveled to Paris and London for her cousin's birthday who lives in London. 35 total relatives from all over the states, including Cherie’s immediate family all gathered in London. She says they had such a great time making wonderful memories and Cherie did enjoy all the sightseeing they were able to do while celebrating.
They were young and could memorize what each resident’s preferences were. Cherie and her friends would even give the residents extra desserts to take back to their apartments, which was against the rules.
She loved every minute of it. Cherie figured if the residents loved her and she loved them, it was a match made in heaven and she would work with seniors forever, so that’s exactly what she did.
When Cherie applied to universities, she only applied to schools with well-developed healthcare administration programs. She went to University of Illinois in Urbana and Champaign. Cherie studied Health Administration with a minor certificate in Gerontology and then went on to complete her master's degree at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Once she completed her two years in that program, she decided to study and take the Nursing Home Administrator exam, and the rest is history.
We’re so grateful to have Cherie on our team of experts in senior care here at Melody Living assisted living and memory care in Lake in the Hills. Give us a call today at 847.957.7070 to schedule a tour and discover how you or your loved ones could be living a Life in Harmony™ with Melody Living.