"I have been with the Sunrise family since May 2017. Growing up around seniors in our family’s board and care homes, I developed a love for caring for older adults. What I love most is sitting down and getting to know our residents- hearing their individual stories and learning about their life experiences. The best part of working at Sunrise is being able to make a difference in someone’s day as much as they make a difference in mine.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time and traveling with my wife and two young daughters, Ella and Grace. I love watching boxing and basketball and enjoy cheering for the Lakers. It is my dream to one day retire and open my own ice cream shop."
“I love working with our residents – they have the best stories! They make me smile every day.
My father had dementia. I’m extremely proud to work for a company such as Sunrise that provides amazing care to seniors and those with dementia in a lovely, caring, warm environment.
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family, travel, go to L.A. Angels baseball games and visit Disneyland!”
"I began my career with Sunrise in the summer of 2005 answering phone calls and greeting all who entered the building. Although curiosity brought me to the field of senior healthcare, I quickly grew to love not just the seniors but also the Sunrise company.
I would say my favorite thing about working with Sunrise would have to be the relationships gained with the residents and the wisdom they impart. I recall one resident who taught me the value of learning how to say thank you in different languages. I learned about sacrifice and loss through the stories of our war veterans and the residents who grew up in a time frame when resources were scarce. There are many things the residents have taught and so much more that I have to learn. I am thankful to be a part of the Sunrise company."
“My favorite part of my role as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator is organizing all the fun events (big or small) and making our residents smile!
The best part of working at Sunrise is, without a doubt, spending time with our residents. You will never find another job where you are constantly overwhelmed with love.
When I’m not a work, I love camping, backpacking, reading and spending time with family.”
"My name is Debbie Shashkin and I have been working for Sunrise Senior Living for 13 years. I have loved every minute of it. I love spending time with family & family pets, quick weekend getaways with my husband of 30 years to have some casino fun and my annual girls trip with my best friends of 40 years. One thing I have taken away from my time with Sunrise is that “It takes a team” and I have a great one."
“I think being in love with life is the key to eternal youth” –Doug Hutchison
"While I’ve only been with Sunrise since January 2019, I’ve found that every second of every day that I spend here has filled my life with love and purpose. Prior to working with seniors, I built my career providing services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Through that work, I found a deep passion for helping and caring for others. I’ve spent time as a Life Skills Instructor, as an in-home caregiver, as a nursing assistant, and as an Area Supervisor for the downtown Seattle area. I find joy and purpose in everything I do, but nothing has quite compared to the power of the work I do here at Sunrise. I look forward to the many years I have ahead of me with this amazing team.
When I’m not at work, I spend my time painting, sketching, taking photographs, and playing music (my trumpet and I have been together for 17 years!) I enjoy going on adventures and making lots of memories."
Kobe has been with Sunrise of Fullerton for three years now and just turned 11! He enjoys showing off his beloved Sunrise bandanna to our residents and guests as well as joining in on tours when families come to visit. The residents are always happy to see Kobe and consider him a part of the Sunrise of Fullerton family!
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