We are very proud of this extraordinary team leader at The Vistas (photo)
CALA (The California Assisted Living Association) awarded their 2015 EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD to The Vistas Assisted Living & Memory Care’s Lonnie Julius as the Outstanding Department Director
“Lonnie is an incredible individual with a heart the size of Texas. Her willingness to do whatever it takes, and the time she invests in relationships, speaks louder than a marketing or advertising plan ever could,” says Administrator, Karilee Baird.
The manner in which Julius serves residents, family members and colleagues is inspiring, and there are many examples in which she goes above and beyond. She has provided child care for a team member, used her vacation time to visit a resident who relocated to Arkansas, drove four hours round-trip to pick up a resident’s daughter at the airport, and visited a resident during a stay in a rehab hospital an hour away. In addition to serving residents and family members, Julius is giving in her personal life as well. She is the mother of an adopted son, is certified to teach English as a second language, and has traveled frequently to volunteer in Africa.
She is described by others as kind-hearted, passionate, and driven. Baird says, “Her authentic love for people and drive to make a difference has impacted our community of residents, family members, staff, and friends immeasurably.”