For us, you are everything. How you feel, how you spend your day, what makes you laugh, what you need, what you love to eat—we embrace all of it, because we are a community. We support one another and make the most of every single day, together.
My love for the senior population came from spending time at garage sales, making homemade noodles and various other activities that involved senior adults. For years, I worked in social
work with a different population. My mother-in-law worked in long-term care and convinced me to apply for a social work position in this field. Along with leading my team, I am fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with the individuals who reside here at College View Manor.
Amber comes to us with a Masters degree in Recreation from Pittsburg State University. She has been working in the field of therapeutic recreation for over seven years. Prior to that she worked as a CNA and while working there was inspired to pursue a degree to work in the field of recreation. She is very passionate in her work and provides a variety of activities that promotes all aspects of the Five Star values.
Ginny is originally from West Plains, Missouri and had an early interest in Childhood Development and Education. She also holds her Cosmetology license which sometimes also comes in handy with helping our Residents here at College View Manor! Ginny has actually been a team member at College View two different times over the last 12 years. She served as the community’s Activities Director, planning events and activities for our Residents; and has returned for her second stint as our Business Office Manager. “It’s been a blessing to come back to College View and get to know our Family of residents. Every day is rewarding, and I just truly love to help our residents with whatever they need! We really do want to give them everything they need to enjoy their lives.”
Ginny’s vast experience in personnel, human resources, recruiting, and employee relations prepared her to step into her new role. She has a passion for helping our Team members, assisting them with their employment questions, and helping them make their College View work experiences as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. She loves working with our Residents and their families, helping them navigate through any business challenges that may arise from day to day!
Sandy has been working as a dietary manager for over 30 years. She's worked in a variety of atmospheres including skilled nursing and assisted living. She knows that food is our common ground and is a universal experience. She has been married for over 25 years and has one daughter. In her free time, she takes care of her animals at her farm.
Vicky Sorensen has been with College View Manor for over ten years. She has been a chef for most of her life and she shares that experience and love in every recipe she makes. She's most famous in our community for home style recipes like meatloaf and stew. Her number 1 goal always is to make you smile. We are proud to have her on our team.