Gracewell of High Wycombe is celebrating International Women’s Day by recognising their Deputy Manager, Monika Kowalczyk, and a joyful resident, Betty Davies.
Monika says that her female role model is Nicole Smith, a pipe-line General Manager and part of Gracewell Healthcare’s COVID-19 Task Force, who simultaneously held the roles of both Deputy and General Manager whilst working at Gracewell’s care home in Adderbury. Throughout her career, Nicole has been unafraid to “get her hands dirty” and help out with tasks such as mopping the floor. She also provided personal care to residents and for those receiving end-of-life care, her compassion, attention to detail and ability to comfort others was greatly admired by her colleagues. Monika also says that Nicole always sees the best in others and pushes them to achieve their full potential.
Asked what advice she would give to women around the world this International Women’s Day, Monika said: “if you want to achieve something you will find a way, if you don’t then you will find excuses.”
Gracewell of High Wycombe is also recognising Betty Davies, 91, who has been a resident at the care home for over three years. Since joining, Betty has made everyone at the care home smile and laugh with her “amazing dancing and daily jokes”.
Betty’s female role model is Debbie Reynolds, the late American singer and actress best known for her role in the 1952 musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Celebrating International Women’s Day, Betty advises women to “keep on dancing”.
Speaking of Betty, Taylor-Drew Thomson the care home’s Covid Coordinator, said:
“Betty’s joyful and young spirit helped us to get through the hardest time of the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing out her dancing whenever we needed it, helping to keep all of our spirits high during a challenging time. We are all in awe of her amazing attitude to life and there is never a dull moment with Betty!”
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