Solvere Living Creates Senior Director Growth Path Position
Solvere Living creates senior director growth path positions for community team members. Ashley Johnson one of the first to receive the promotion.
St. Petersburg, Florida – December 9, 2020 Solvere Living is creating a senior director growth path position for every discipline at its communities. The company wants to foster a workplace where team members are given the opportunities to grow professionally, expand their work experience and provide equitable work opportunities.
“When team members are valued, their sense of self-worth and self-esteem increases, which are key drivers in our long-term success,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, CEO, Solvere Living. “A senior director embodies our core values and demonstrates creativity and expertise in their role.”
Ashley Johnson, the Valeo memory care resident engagement director at The Monarch at Richardson, Texas is one of the first team members to be promoted. She received the promotion because of her leadership, which includes supporting new directors, incorporating residents’ interests and creativity in their programming and supporting all Valeo Directors and Salus Coaches. She embodies the Soul of Solvere.
She was born and raised in Texas and considers herself “a true Texas gal.” Ashley’s passion is refinishing and bringing back to life old, ugly, antique furniture, which she finds at thrift stores. Her best memories growing up were spending summers with her grandmother in East Texas, where she would help her keep up the garden, cook the most amazing meals and do any housework. Her grandmother developed Alzheimer’s disease, which was very painful for Ashley, but she wanted to make her grandmother’s final days as joyful as possible. She feels helping senior adults is a true calling from the Lord. She is passionate about people with memory care challenges and feels it’s an honor to serve them during this stage in their lives.
The best thing she likes about her job is creating a positive environment where residents can thrive, be challenged and reach their full potential. Her favorite program is learning about residents’ cultures. “The group will pick a recipe, and everyone has a part, whether it’s opening the packages, pouring, stirring or cutting the vegetables! We cook together and they are so proud and excited to taste it!”
One of her most memorable moments was a legacy kit party where family members brought special items for the parent’s shadow box. Each family member shared memories and there were plenty of tears and belly laughs to go around. The toughest part of her job is calling family members to let them know their loved one has passed away. Ashley says “Valeo means ‘to thrive’ and the Solvere Programs were created so residents can live to their full potential, regardless of the level of dementia.”
About Solutions Advisors Group
Formed in 2009, Solutions Advisors Group is a group of companies providing comprehensive consulting and operations management expertise for the senior living and active adult sectors. With offices in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Richmond, Va., the three companies are:
- Solvere Living – senior living and active adult operations management company.
- Solutions Advisors – marketing, creative and sales consulting agency.
- SA Digital – full-service digital marketing agency.