The Sunrise of Flossmoor team has been a pillar in the Homewood-Flossmoor area since 2000. We take an active role in our community, attend local churches and proudly wear our Sunrise name badges. Together, we have raised thousands of research dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association, host support groups focused on caregiver burnout and dementia support, and promote various charities that our residents participate in. We are very proud of our Sunrise family and look forward to meeting you!
"I have been in the Healthcare field for 25 plus years and since starting at Sunrise and I truly believe this is where I should be. The Residents and Team members have welcomed me as part of their Family and it is a joy to come to work each day. The family atmosphere is evident throughout the community and can be seen by the interactions between residents and team members, conversations and laughter can be heard all around the community and it’s a joy to be part of creating that.
I am excited for my journey at Sunrise of Flossmoor and look forward to continuing my career with a family who are ready to Champion Quality of Life for all Seniors and create memories to last a lifetime!"
"Over 20 years sales experience. I used to sell advertising, and my best accounts were Assisted Living communities. I would tour, meet residents and staff, and I thought this is the environment I want to be in. I used to pass Sunrise all the time, and when the opportunity came up, I was there.
My favorite part of my job is meeting with families and getting to know their loved one’s needs and making the new resident feel happy and secure when they move in. The best part about working at Sunrise is the culture. Mind, body and spirit. Also having our house dog and cat!
I love to get together with family and friends, travel often and always have an excuse to redecorate my home. Singing with family and (karaoke)…"
“I have been caring for seniors for almost 20 years and have loved every minute of it. I was raised in a very tight family that always respected and cherished their elders. I bring those same morals and values with me to work every day. I have made great friends at Sunrise and developed deep bonds with the residents and their families. It truly is a second family to me.
I wanted to work for an organization that I could be proud of. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew this was my new home. I have not been disappointed.”
My passion for working with seniors began back in my native country, Ireland. My pursuit of this calling led me to Sunrise Senior Living over 10 years ago. I was immediately drawn in by the warm, family-like atmosphere within the community. I believe in our Principles of Service and am proud to stand by our Core Values. My mission is to ensure we maintain our excellent level of resident-centered care and take great pride in the many words of appreciation from the the residents and family members. I enjoy watching our unique team focus on bringing meaning and purpose to our residents each and every day.
I started with Sunrise on August 25th, 2008 at our Palos Park location after I graduated high school. During my time at Sunrise of Palos Park I had worked in multiple departments including: Concierge, Housekeeper, Dining Room Server, Medication Care Manager, and Associate Director of Sales…you could really call me a “Jack of all trades”! In 2017 I was promoted to the role of the Business Office Coordinator at Sunrise of Flossmoor. Sunrise has given me the opportunity to not only meet and connect with the residents we serve but to also provide me with a life-long, rewarding career. I can truly call Sunrise my second home.
My name is Zakiyyah Ali, and I have had the privilege of serving as an Activity & Volunteer Coordinator with Sunrise for over 4 years! I started out at the Sunrise of Fountain Square overseeing the programming for three neighborhoods (Assisted Living, Reminiscence, and Terrace Club) and eventually transferred to the Sunrise of Flossmoor! You might catch me leading SingFit (a signature music therapy program), walking around the community during our daily Walking Club, or on the bus headed to our next lunch outing destination! My favorite part of being with Sunrise is the ability and opportunity to connect with our residents. We truly are a family, residents and staff included, and I enjoy bringing a little bit of joy and excitement to our community each day! I sleep very well at night knowing the impact and the importance of my role. Small conversations, shared laughs, and unforgettable memories are what drive me to come in each day and contribute to our mission to champion the quality of life for all seniors. This position has made me a better person overall, and I am thankful for every moment spent here with my residents and staff.
"Prior to coming to Sunrise of Flossmoor, I was employed by the Homewood Fire Department for over 30 years, retiring as Fire Chief, as well as a Paramedic. I also worked construction/remodeling for years as a Union Electrician and Union Glazer. I am a member of the Parkview Christian Church and serve as an Elder and a Trustee. I have 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and 4 (4 legged )“grand dogs” who occasionally vacation at my house while their human family is away. I enjoy spending time with the residents and learning more about their life stories. I am always happy to help with whatever is needed, along with my trusty side kick Howie (the community dog)!"
Meet Howie! Howie is an instrumental part of our Sunrise of Flossmoor Family. Some of Howie’s favorite things are sunbathing outside, taking naps, snuggling with the residents, and puppy treats. When asked about his favorite moments at Sunrise, he told us “Bow wow, bow wow wow, bow wow, WOW!” Thank you Howie for all the love and laughter that you bring to our community! Such a good boy!
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