Caroline Howard, HR Coordinator, was recently honored as Park Springs’ Employee of the Month for September 2013.
While Andrea Johnson, Park Springs’ Human Resources Director, was on maternity leave for three months, Caroline kept everything moving along smoothly and did a great job ‘holding down the office,’ according to the colleagues who nominated her.
Caroline joined Park Springs six years ago after moving to Atlanta from Florida with her now 9-year old son. They live in Loganville (GA).
She handles new hires, orientation and benefits for Park Springs’ 360 employees. “Helping people is the best part of my job,” says Caroline. “I love being their point of contact and assist them when I can. It is really satisfying to me to help resolve issues, whether these are related to the job or personal.”
When asked about major influences in her life, Caroline compliments her mother for teaching her important values early in life, but she also sees Andrea Johnson as a great mentor. “My background was in administration and sales, and Andrea has really taught and trained me since I started working here. I am constantly learning new things in the area of Human Resources.”
In addition to working at Park Springs, Caroline is active in her church, and ministers especially to the homebound, sick and confined seniors in her church family. “I guess you can say that I have a passion for the elderly. Park Springs is a great place for me to work.”
ABOUT PARK SPRINGS:
Park Springs (completed in 2007), owned and operated by Isakson Living and professionally managed by Life Care Services, LLC, is a 54-acre campus-style Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. Park Springs is a vibrant community of active adults 62 and above who live in spacious private homes and enjoy a club-inspired lifestyle. Park Springs includes 398 Independent Homes; a Health Center (Cobblestone) with 42 Skilled Nursing rooms (Pebblebrook), 14 Dementia suites (Julia’s Suite) and 20 AL suites (The Bridges); Clubhouse with variety of dining options and common areas; and Fitness Center with lap pool, therapy pool and exercise room. Members live in a detached single-family home, cottage home or condominium-style villa. The community provides dining options in diverse settings and many social, educational and enrichment opportunities. Residential options offering a higher level of service and care are also available on campus. These include home health, assisted living suites, memory care or Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation. As situations change, Members can move into the type of home or environment that best meets their needs.