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  • Local nursing home therapy aide earns district award

  • Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility located in the Village of Webster, is pleased to announce that Physical Therapy Aide Ann Shanders has been named as CNA of the Year for District 9 of New York State Health Facilities Association.

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  • Maplewood Nursing & Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility located in the Village of Webster, is pleased to announce that Physical Therapy Aide Ann Shanders has been named as CNA of the Year for District 9 of New York State Health Facilities Association.
    The award was given by NYSHFA’s Clinical & Quality Services Committee as part of the Association’s 2013 Employee Recognition Awards Program held in May. The program honors
    individuals for their outstanding contributions to skilled nursing facilities. Ms. Shanders was nominated by a group including Maplewood administration, fellow employees, and residents’ family members.
    Hired in 1994 as a Certified Nursing Assistant trainee, Shanders was a high-school student when she received her CNA training at Maplewood. Since then, she has worked at Maplewood part time and per diem, and full time since 2008. Shanders resides in Walworth.  
    “I remember when Ann started so many years ago,” Administrator Greg Chambery said. “Her smile and cheerfulness were both infectious. It brought joy to our residents. For as long as she’s worked here, the relationship that Ann forms as she works with our residents on a one-to-one basis is truly special.”
    Therapy Coordinator Michaelene Shutts paints a similar picture of Ann’s abilities.
    “She has a way about her that puts people at ease,” she said. “It’s not something that’s easily described, but you can feel a calm when you are around her. She finds a way to connect to people, to gain their trust, and motivate them to do their best.”
    Also at The Maplewood, Megan Bogardus has been added as a Certified Nursing Assistant staff. Bogardus resides in Ontario.
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