This month Fieldstone is proud to highlight Sue Jones in our Employee Spotlight. Sue, also known as "Susie Newmie," is the Campus Ambassador of Fieldstone Memory Care Yakima and Fieldstone OrchardWest. Sue is originally from Seattle, Washington where she lived for 56 years. She enjoyed living there, but she did not enjoy the traffic and weather. Sue has seven incredible children, five girls, and two boys, with 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. All of her daughters are happily married and currently live within two hours of Yakima. Four of her oldest granddaughters have graduated from college; the fifth granddaughter just made Sue a great-grandmother, and the rest of the grandchildren are babies or in school.
We asked Sue what the three top highlights of her life were so far. Sue said the first highlight was raising her children, whom she has a lovely relationship with. Sue’s favorite times are spent watching over her grandchildren and making long-lasting memories with them. Creating memories as she traveled around the world was another big highlight of Sue’s life. Sue has always been very artistic. One activity she loves to participate in is scrapbooking. She currently has over 50 albums filled with special family memories created over the years. Another way she showcases her creative talents is through her involvement with a wedding venue she runs with two of her daughters. She also enjoys making crafts and decorations for birthdays and other fun events with her family as well as at work. Sue has a great sense of humor and enjoys hanging out with her friends.
Sue was one of the first employees here at Fieldstone Memory Care Yakima. She moved here from Seattle to work with us and was a big part of the grand opening of our community. As mentioned earlier, Sue is the Campus Ambassador for two communities on our campus. Her favorite thing about her position at Fieldstone is getting to visit with the residents and decorating the communities for holidays and events. Her favorite aspect of working with our Fieldstone family is being a part of a fantastic team.
Working here at Fieldstone, Sue feels like it has brought out her more playful side. She also accredits this position with helping her to gain knowledge of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and strengthen her compassion which plays a big role in her position. Not only is Sue a mother of seven but she is also the "mother bear" of our Fieldstone Memory Care building. She always looks out for our best interests and shares words of encouragement every day. We are very thankful for all that Sue does for our Fieldstone family and wanted to highlight her incredible work for our February Employee Spotlight.
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