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Sunbury woman recognized for helping others
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Sunbury woman recognized for helping others

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Kyleen Menard is happiest when she’s caring for others.

Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past four years, the 29-year-old Sunbury woman is gaining recognition for helping people reach their fullest potential.

“I really like it here,” she says about the accredited long-term care home in Gananoque. “I enjoy all of the residents. My coworkers are great.”

Asked about her work, the mother of two notes, “It’s very tough. It’s also very rewarding because you get to help people with the things they are no longer able to do themselves. It makes me feel good when I help them.

“I like being in the tub room,” she explains about her favourite part of the job. “You get that one-on-one time with the residents who are relaxed and talk more.”

Speaking on behalf of the home, Assistant Director of Care Lynn Vereeken notes, “Kyleen is dedicated to the health and wellness of our residents. She is a thoughtful coworker and compassionate health care professional. We appreciate her training in Excellence in Resident-Centered Care which she is now sharing with staff. It is a pleasure to recognize her as our Employee of the Month for August. We are grateful to have her on our nursing team.”

Asked to describe herself, Kyleen notes, “I’m shy at first, but once you get to know me, I’m outgoing and friendly. I’m someone you can rely on.”

When she’s not at work, the South Frontenac Township woman likes to spend time with her husband and two sons.

“I like to read a lot,” Kyleen says with a smile. “I’m a reader.”

Asked about her future goals and plans, she replies, “Right now, I’m comfortable where I am. I have a Diploma in Social Services. Someday, I’d like to get into the school board and help children with mental health issues and addiction.”

Carveth Care Centre is grateful for the good work of Kyleen Menard. To learn more about living or working in our home, please call 613-382-4752.

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