Dominion of Athens – Residents Visit Savannah Oaks Winery

Dominion of Athens – Residents Visit Savannah Oaks Winery

National Nurses Week: May 6-11

Dominion Senior Living | Winery

Within the senior living industry, and most assuredly at Dominion Senior Living, nurses serve as the backbone of care, offering not just medical expertise but also emotional support and companionship to residents. From administering medications to assisting with daily activities, they ensure that seniors receive the attention and assistance they need to thrive in their later years. Beyond their clinical duties, these nurses forge deep connections with residents, becoming trusted confidants and advocates for their well-being. Whether it’s lending a listening ear or providing a comforting presence, they go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

This year, in honor of Nurse Appreciation Week, Dominion Senior Living has asked several of our dedicated nurses why they do what they do. This is what they said:

Mary Layne, who has worked for Dominion for over three years, loves working with seniors because she was primarily raised by her grandmother. She states, “I feel like by working with seniors I’m giving back to her in some way.”

Brittany Harris, who has worked for Dominion for nearly a year, enjoys working with seniors for their company, conversation, wisdom, honesty and their love for others. She claims, “I love helping others, and always thought I would be a doctor, but once I started caring for seniors, I knew nursing was for me.”

Megan Roberts, who has worked for Dominion for over six years, loves learning the resident’s histories, serving them with the best possible care and being their protectors. She chose to become a nurse because she has always been nurturing and caring towards others, and she felt nurse was a good fit.

Sheila Young, who has worked for Dominion for just three months, can’t get enough of the stories her residents have of their achievements, dreams and families. She chose nursing because she “wanted to provide care for others when they needed it most, when they are unable to care for themselves.”

Jessica Reece, who has worked for Dominion for nearly six years, grew up helping to take care of her grandmother after she had a stroke, which she credits to playing a large part in her decision to become a nurse. She feels like it is an honor to be trusted to take care of someone’s parent.

At Dominion Senior Living, nurses make a significant difference in the lives of seniors by providing not only essential medical care but also companionship, empathy, and emotional support. Through their dedication and compassion, nurses enhance the quality of life for seniors, fostering a sense of security, dignity, and connection in their later years. As we reflect on their invaluable role, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to these extraordinary individuals who continue to make a profound difference in the lives of our residents and their families each and every day.

To all of the Dominion nurses who work round-the-clock to love and care for our residents, thank you!

We Enjoy Visiting Local Attractions Near Athens

Dominion Senior Living of Athens is fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee. In addition to being a short distance away from Knoxville and Chattanooga, we have many opportunities to visit local attractions and support the community of Athens and other surrounding areas.

Our Visit to the Winery

Most recently, on a beautiful Sunday evening, we took a group to a neighboring area to watch the sold-out play “Over the River and Through the Woods” starring one of our Resident Assistants, Lori Fritts. The residents enjoyed seeing Lori in a different light as she shared her passion for acting with the attendees.

One of our residents’ favorite trips was to a local gem, the Savannah Oaks Winery. Betty Davis, who owns Savannah Oaks, was ready for us with a wonderful assortment of local cheeses and meats along with a ginger ale and lemonade concoction to quench their thirst on the gorgeous spring day. Our residents also got to sample several of the Savannah Oaks wines and enjoyed spending time with each other and telling stories.

It’s important to support our local community and enjoy the beautiful surroundings we are so lucky to be able to call home. Make sure to find us on Facebook and find out where we will go next!

Take a Look at Photos from the Event

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