Monette Manor Employee of the Year
Wendy Carpenter was the 2014 recipient of the Employee of the Year Award at Monette Manor.
Wendy serves as the activity director at Monette Manor and has been employed there for 11 years and three months.
She was named the December employee of the month and the 2014 Employee of the Month at the annual staff Christmas party on Dec. 8.
She received a check for $100 and a plaque. Her name will be added to the honor board plaque with other employees of the year.
"It is an honor to be chosen as employee of the year," Carpenter said. "We have so many wonderful employees here. I love the residents and I love my co-workers. It pleases me to put smiles on the residents' faces. I like to keep them informed on what is going on and I love when they share stories about their lives and families with me. I enjoy taking them on shopping trips, Senior Olympics, pageants and other outings."
Decorating is one of her hobbies and she likes to carry that over to the nursing home facility.
Other hobbies include watching basketball, playing with her grandchildren and raising her son, Tyler Parker. She and Shane live in Monette where they enjoy spending time with family.