Three Sets of Sisters, Mother-Daughter duos and Husband-Wife Team Members Work to Improve Senior Residents’ Lives
BUTLER, Pa. – Aug. 14, 2023 – PRLog — When Krystle Pry says her team at Newhaven Court at Clearview is a family, she means it.
The senior living community in Butler has three sets of sisters, three mother-daughter combinations and a husband and wife working on the team.
Pry has been at the IntegraCare-
This family-first approach at Newhaven Court at Clearview comes naturally, as mothers and daughters, husbands and wives and sisters work side by side.
“The culture and environment in our community is based on IntegraCare’s 3-Dimensional Focus,” said Pry, whose sister Marissa Menchyk is a Resident Wellness Associate at Clearview. “We strive to provide a positive, safe and comfortable work environment for our team, and our team in turn improves the lives of our residents and gives a peace of mind to the residents’ family members. The people who work here are the heart of our community. Having so many team members who are family only makes it feel more like home for many of us.”
Resident Wellness Coordinator Stephanie Balik has been part of the Newhaven Court at Clearview team since 2016. Her daughters — sisters Madison Balik and Summer Balik — each are resident wellness associates.
“Working with my daughters is always a great time. It does come with its challenges sometimes because you do not want other staff to think they are being favored,” Stephanie Balik said.
Her daughters also appreciate the tight-knit team that includes the people who have a special bond with them.
“Working with family means you always have someone to talk to about issues you face at work,” Summer Balik said.
The team cares about each other and the residents.
“I think that it says Newhaven is like a big family,” Madison Balik said. “No matter if you are blood related or not, Newhaven will always feel like home, not only to the employes but also to the residents of Newhaven Court at Clearview.”
Medication Associate Maricris Cooper, who has been part of the team for eight years, has daughters Colleen Dickson, a resident wellness associate, and Samantha Cooper, in food service.
“Marcris has had perfect attendance for the last seven years, and she won a brand-new car from IntegraCare for her attendance as part of our Continued Attendance Rewards Program in 2021,” Pry said.
Sisters Kiera Muisiner and Madisyn Muisiner are resident wellness associates. Husband Tim Palmer, a safety and maintenance engineer, and wife Amanda Palmer, a hospitality executive associate, also are part of the Clearview family.
LifeStages Director Heather Allison and her daughter, Emma McAnallen, who is part of the dining team, form another mother-daughter tandem. Allison oversees activities in Senior Living and Life Bridges and has been part of the team for three years. McAnallen started in her position this spring.
“We think highly of our team members, so when one of their loved ones are looking for an opportunity, we want to be able to offer them that,” Pry said.
Pry appreciates the time she spends sharing the work experience with her own sister.
“Marissa is working full-time as a resident wellness associate and has a love for being a part of our residents’ lives just like I do,” Pry said of her sister. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to see her not only succeed in her position, but have the same opportunities for growth as I have had at Clearview.”