There's a real reward that comes when you see residents and employees having a great time together. Yesterday we had our Halloween costume contest; nearly 50 staff members dressed up for the day, including my boss (pictured here). Our residents served as the costume judges, clapping for their favorite costumes as we paraded around the rotunda. Grand prize, which was a five-pound Hershey bar, went to a very creative dining services duo that dressed as "deviled eggs."
While we sometimes fall short on planning and execution of these events, it's nice to be reminded that it's all about the positive outcomes; seeing eveyone have a good time just leaves you excited to come back the next day.