[caption id="attachment_6414" align="alignright" width="200"] Bonnie Snowden[/caption]
"They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live."
This description of social workers (from the National Association of Social Workers website) is a highly accurate way to describe these vital service providers, and it's even more reason to celebrate them all year long, not just during the month of March.
Our two social workers, Bonnie Snowden and Ashley Zeckser, have been at Topeka Presbyterian Manor a combined 30 years, and they are essential to our residents' quality of life. Despite their ubiquitous services, many people don't fully understand what social workers do.
[caption id="attachment_6415" align="alignright" width="200"] Ashley Zeckser[/caption]
"One thing that social workers help with is locating resources to help residents be successful and to help them reach their goals. We also help with any concerns and help the building remain in compliance. We maintain contact with families and residents and the ID team to ensure that we are providing the best person-centered care that we can," said Ashley.
If you see Bonnie or Ashley anytime soon (and you probably will), be sure and tell them thank you for all the ways in which they help Topeka Presbyterian Manor residents live their best life possible!